Posted on: 30 March 2016 by Mark Howells
tOn 30 October 2016, Ryanair plans to open a new base at Sofia Airport which will operate 90 weekly flights with three aircraft across 21 new routes.
With this US$300m investment, the carrier is aiming to deliver over 1.5m customers per year and support 1,100 on-site jobs.
Ryanair’s chief commercial officer, David O’Brien, commented, “We are pleased to announce our first Bulgarian base at Sofia (No 83). This significant growth is an integral part of our continued expansion plans for both Bulgaria and Eastern Europe, as we connect Sofia with Europe’s key centres of business with high frequency business-friendly services, including Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, London, Madrid and Milan, making Ryanair the ideal choice for both business and leisure customers.”
The airline’s 2016 schedule from Sofia consists of twice daily flights to London Stansted and once daily flights to Athens, Berlin, Cologne, Milan Malpensa and Rome Ciampino. Flights to Baden, Castellon, Liverpool, Memmingen, Glasgow, Stockholm and Venice will take place twice weekly, while flights to Barcelona, Birmingham, Dublin, Eindhoven, Hamburg and Pisa will operate three times weekly. Finally, Ryanair will operate four times weekly services between Sofia and both Brussels Charleroi and Madrid.