Ryanair, Europe’s has announced 11 new routes from its Liverpool base to Aberdeen and Inverness in Scotland, Alghero and Ancona in Italy, Kaunas in Lithuania, Krakow, Poznan and Wroclaw in Poland, Santander and Santiago in Spain and Tampere in Finland. The new routes will operate 3 times weekly (except Aberdeen and Inverness 7 times weekly and Tampere 4 times weekly) from the 3rd October bringing the total number of destinations served by Ryanair in Liverpool to 32.
Speaking in Liverpool today, Ryanair’s deputy CEO, Michael Cawley said:
“Ryanair launched its 11th base in John Lennon Airport in November 2004 and since then traffic has increased eightfold. Today, we are delighted to be adding 11 new routes from Liverpool, which will deliver 600 new jobs, 600,000 more passengers and £80M additional tourism spend in Merseyside.
“From October, Ryanair will base its sixth and seventh Boeing 737-800 aircraft in Liverpool, bringing our investment in John Lennon Airport to over $420M bringing 2.8M passengers per annum, sustaining 2,800 jobs in the region and allowing passengers in the North West to enjoy flights for half the price of Easyjet.
“To celebrate the launch of these 11 new routes Ryanair is launching a £2,000,000 seat sale available on all routes from Liverpool, available from today on www.ryanair.com and we advise passengers to book early as demand will be very strong”.