Posted on: 30 March 2016 by Mark Howells
Ryanair has launched its biggest ever winter schedule at both Leeds Bradford and Birmingham Airports, marking 20% and 45% growth respectively.
Leeds Bradford’s 2016 winter schedule will feature twelve routes in total, including a new twice-weekly route to Gran Canaria, a new twice-weekly winter service to Faro and more flights to Alicante, Krakow, Lanzarote and Tenerife. The airline hopes this will deliver 1.1 million passengers each year and support 825 jobs.
Tony Hallwood, aviation development director at Leeds Bradford Airport, stated, “We welcome the growth in the Ryanair programme for winter 2016 following strong demand for flights over the last 12 months. The introduction of a new route to Gran Canaria will widen the airline's destination choice to 12 routes across 6 countries, whilst the continuation of Faro flights into the winter will be welcomed by overseas home owners and holidaymakers alike.”
Ryanair’s Birmingham winter 2016 schedule will deliver 21 routes in total including a new service to Sofia, four new winter services to Madrid, Murcia, Verona and Vilnius, and more flights to Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Malta and Tenerife. The airline predicts this will deliver 1.9m customers each year and support 1,400 jobs at Birmingham Airport. William Pearson, Birmingham Airport’s aviation development director, averred, “Ryanair is a long-standing partner of Birmingham Airport which has continually increased the number of destinations offered for air travellers in the Midlands region. Extending many popular services throughout the winter months means that Ryanair is catering for those wanting to travel for business or leisure throughout the year, and we thank Ryanair for its ongoing commitment to Birmingham and the wider region.”