Ryanair announced 13 new routes from its Stockholm Skavsta base to Alicante, Basel, Bratislava, Eindhoven, Baden Baden, Liverpool, Malta, Pisa, Porto, Salzburg, Trapani and Valencia. These new routes will start in October, when Ryanair will invest $140m and add two new Boeing 737 800s (total 6) at its Stockholm Skavsta base.
Announcing these 13 new routes, Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s CEO said:
“Ryanair low fares in Sweden have been a tremendous success because Swedish passengers can’t stand SAS’s high fares and frequent strikes. With these new routes Ryanair will carry 2.5m passengers annually to and from Stockholm Skavsta at less than one third of SAS’s high fares. This generates a visitor spend of 5bn SEK in the region and delivers passenger savings of 3bn SEK.
“Only Ryanair guarantees the lowest fares from Sweden. If any passenger finds a lower fare with another airline on the same route, Ryanair will refund double the difference. To celebrate these 13 new routes, we are giving away 100,000 seats from Stockholm for just 220 SEK (just the taxes), and we urge all passengers to log onto www.ryanair.com immediately, as seats this cheap will sell out fast.”