Ryanair is further shifting its services from Stansted to Gatwick by launching a new daily Gatwick-Dusseldorf (Weeze) from 7 January 2009. This follows Ryanair’s recent announcement of routes to Barcelona (Girona) and Alicante.
The Irish carrier has cuts its Stansted capacity by 20% since the summer. And it claims the slots have become available as a result of the collapse of several airlines operating out of Gatwick.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said: “Thanks to the collapse of a number of high fares airlines Ryanair is able to bring its guaranteed lowest airfare and no fuel surcharge to even more Gatwick passengers. Our new European routes challenge the high fares airlines which currently operate from Gatwick and we provide passengers with real choice and a low fares option from Gatwick. Our Barcelona (Girona) and Alicante routes have already proved a big hit with passengers and we are confident that our new service to Dusseldorf (Weeze) will be just as successful.”
Ryanair celebrated its sixth London Gatwick route by releasing 1million £10 seats for travel in December, January and February and encourages passengers to log on to www.ryanair.com before midnight Sunday to secure one of these £10 seats.