Ryanair has announced its London Stansted 2014 winter schedule, with 8 new routes and increased flights on 36 other routes, which will deliver growth of 2m customers p.a. and support 2,000* new on-site jobs at London Stansted Airport.
Ryanair’s winter 2014 schedule at London Stansted will deliver:
· 8 new routes: Athens, Basel, Bordeaux, Bucharest, Perpignan, Prague, Rabat & Skelleftea
· 109 Stansted routes in total
· Growth from 490 to over 700 weekly flights
· Increased frequencies & improved schedules on 36 business routes
· Over 2m new Ryanair customers p.a. at Stansted (15.1m in total)
· Over 2,000* additional jobs sustained at Stansted Airport
Ryanair celebrated its London Stansted winter schedule and 8 new routes by releasing 100,000 seats for sale across its European network, at prices from £19.99 for travel in April and May. These low fare seats are available for booking until midnight Thur (20 Mar). Ryanair’s Stansted winter schedule goes on sale on the Ryanair.com website tomorrow.
In London, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
“Ryanair is pleased to launch our London Stansted 2014 winter schedule, with 8 new routes to Athens, Basel, Bordeaux, Bucharest, Perpignan, Prague, Rabat and Skelleftea, as well as increased frequencies on 36 other routes, all of which go on sale on the Ryanair.com website tomorrow. As Stansted’s biggest airline, Ryanair looks forward to continuing to work closely with M.A.G. to grow traffic, routes and jobs at Stansted Airport.
Our 8 new winter routes with multiple daily frequencies are ideal for business passengers or families booking a winter sun or ski getaway. Ryanair customers can also enjoy our recent customer service improvements including a second free carry-on bag, allocated seating and the use of portable electronic devices, with further improvements to be rolled out over the coming months.
To celebrate our Stansted winter 2014 schedule and 8 new routes, we are releasing 100,000 seats on sale from £19.99 for travel in April and May, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (20 Mar). Since these low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately on www.ryanair.com.”
London Stansted Managing Director, Andrew Harrison, said:
“Today’s announcement is fantastic news for Stansted. Ryanair is a very valued customer and the boost to next winter’s schedules, including new destinations and increased frequencies on key routes, gives leisure and business passengers even greater choice at great value and builds on the strength of Ryanair’s extensive network here at Stansted, their largest base in Europe.
M.A.G. acquired Stansted to unlock its full potential and return the airport to sustained growth. We’re making excellent progress with our £80m investment to transform the terminal building and the new security search area – double the size of the previous – is already open for business and work is now underway to transform services and facilities for passengers in the departure lounge.
Ryanair passengers are already benefiting from customer service improvements including a second free bag and allocated seating with more changes to come. Ryanair is changing, Stansted is changing and today’s announcement is further evidence that we are succeeding in transforming Stansted under our new ownership.”