Posted on: 05 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
In a $500 million investment, from 27 October Ryanair will begin operating five based aircraft from a new base in Berlin (the airline’s 73rd overall), introducing 16 new routes and hopefully trebling Ryanair’s Berlin traffic to 2.6 million passengers per annum.
The 12 new destinations from Berlin are Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Bologna, Bratislava, Brussels, Glasgow, Madrid, Malaga, Palermo, Palma, Riga, Rome Ciampino, Venice and Valencia. Ryanair will also increase existing services. Flights to and from Dublin will become 9 times weekly, London Stansted will become a 4 times daily service and Milan will become twice daily.
There will be 22 routes flying across Berlin’s 2015 winter schedule (191 flights per week), with the airline claiming increased operations will create 2,600 on-site jobs.
Ryanair’s chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, remarked, “Germany is a significant growth market for Ryanair and as we announce our 6th German base at Berlin, we will continue to connect key German cities with Europe’s major centres of business.”