Posted on: 10 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Ryanair has announced that from winter 2015, the carrier will introduce seven new routes from Cologne to Berlin, Copenhagen, Gran Canaria, Milan, Porto, Valencia and Warsaw.
To enable this expansion, Ryanair will base between one and three aircraft in Cologne. These aircraft will operate 17 routes and 129 weekly flights in total.
The airline is also increasing the frequency of services to London Stansted from 14 to 17 times weekly, to Palma from three to four times weekly, to Rome Ciampino from one to two times weekly and finally to Tenerife from two to three times weekly.
The changes are part of Ryanair’s $300 million investment in Cologne to double traffic there from one to two million passengers per year and create 2,000 on-site jobs.
“Ryanair is pleased to launch its Cologne Winter 2015/16 schedule,” commented Ryanair’s Robin Kiely. “Germany is a significant growth market for Ryanair and we will continue to connect key German cities with Europe’s major centres of business, with new Cologne routes to Berlin, Copenhagen, Milan and Warsaw, and extra flights to and from London and Rome, making Ryanair the ideal choice for both business and leisure customers.”