Ryanair announces 13 new routes

Ryanair has announced its 20th European base in Bristol and the addition of 13 new routes.From November, Ryanair will invest $140m in two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which will operate 16 routes to / from Bristol delivering over 1m passengers in 2008 and doubling to 2m passengers in 2009.

Announcing Ryanair’s 20th base, Michael O’Leary Ryanair’s CEO said:

“Ryanair’s base will deliver a fivefold increase in our passenger numbers at Bristol and will transform air travel in the South West by allowing even more passengers to enjoy Bristol and Europe’s lowest fares guaranteed. This investment will deliver passenger savings of over £30m p.a. compared to Easyjet’s high fares while generating a visitor spend of £250m which will sustain 2,000 jobs in the region.

“To celebrate Ryanair is offering 100,000 seats from Bristol for £10, including taxes and charges for one week only on www.ryanair.com. This is half the price of Easyjet’s latest attempt to reduce their high fares and we urge passengers to book immediately as demand for Ryanair’s lowest fares guaranteed will be very strong”.