Posted on: 27 November 2013 by Mark Howells
Ryanair is to open its second Belgian base, its 62nd overall, at Brussels Zaventem Airport (BRU) in February 2014 with four based aircraft and 10 new routes.
The opening destinations will be Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Lisbon, Malaga, Palma, Porto, Rome, Valencia and Venice, designed to deliver up to 1,500,000 passengers a year and sustain around 1,500 on-site jobs with up to 200 weekly flights.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary commented, “Ryanair is delighted to announce Brussels Zaventem as our second base in Belgium in addition to Brussels Charleroi. These 10 new routes are ideal for business passengers or families booking getaways from summer 2014, who can also enjoy Ryanair’s recently announced customer service improvements.
“We are actively listening to and responding to our customers so that they can continue to enjoy the lowest fares and the most on-time flights, but can also enjoy our new Ryanair website with easier bookings, a free second small carry-on bag, 24 hour grace periods for minor booking errors, quiet flights pre-8 a.m. and post-9 p.m., and fully allocated seating for all passengers from 1 February, with further improvements for business passengers and families set to be rolled out over the coming months.”
The weekly frequencies (in parentheses) on the new routes from BRU will be: Alicante (14), Barcelona (42), Ibiza (14), Lisbon (28), Malaga (14), Palma (14), Porto (14), Rome (28), Valencia (14) and Venice (14).