Ryanair is introducing direct flights from the UK to the Greek island of Rhodes this summer. Launching in April, this is the first year that the airline will be offering flights to Greece from the UK.
Ryanair will fly to Rhodes from two airports, London Stansted and Liverpool. The Stansted-Rhodes route will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while Liverpool-Rhodes will be a twice-weekly service, operating on Mondays and Thursdays. All flights depart from the UK in the morning, getting to Rhodes in early afternoon.
Rhodes Airport in the third largest airport in Greece in terms of international passenger traffic (after Athens and Heraklion-Crete), receiving every year more than 1.2 million international arrivals.
The island is one of the most popular destinations in the Greek islands for British holidaymakers and is already served with direct charter flights by a number of airlines, including Easyjet, Jet2.com, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.
With the addition of the new Ryanair flights, Rhodes is now directly connected with 16 UK airports during the summer season: London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne, Doncaster/Sheffield, Glasgow-International, Belfast International, Bristol, Cardiff, Bournemouth, and Exeter.