Posted on: 04 October 2016 by Mark Howells
Ryanair has launched summer 2017 schedules for both Cologne and Hamburg with new routes and increased frequencies from both airports.
The Cologne schedule features a new summer service to Sofia and 21 routes in total, designed to deliver 2.3 million customers a year at the airport. Meanwhile, the airline’s biggest ever Hamburg summer schedule has two new routes (to Faro and Thessaloniki), seven new summer services to Brussels, Dublin, Gran Canaria, London, Manchester, Milan and Sofia (for 16 routes in total) and extra flights to Palma. These are predicted to deliver 1.7 million customers each year and support around 1,300 jobs at the airport.
Ryanair’s Cologne summer schedule will include sun services to Corfu, Faro and Malaga as part of the 137 weekly flights. The airline’s chief commercial officer, David O’Brien, commented, “We are pleased to launch our Cologne summer 2017 schedule. Ryanair continues to grow strongly in Germany, creating competition amongst German airports, which is good for consumers, driving down the cost of flying and offering more choice.”
Ryanair’s Hamburg summer schedule will see two based aircraft (a $200 million investment) helping to offer 95 weekly flights from the airport. The Hamburg base will actually open on 2 November, as the carrier continues to grow German traffic, tourism and jobs.
“Ryanair customers can look forward to even lower fares when they make advance bookings for summer 2017,” declared chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs. “As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the six months to March 2017.”