Ryanair opens new Athens base as Greek operations expand

Ryanair opens new Athens base as Greek operations expand

Ryanair has opened its third Greek base, in Athens, with the airline basing two aircraft at the location and operating six routes.

The low-cost carrier hopes the base, it’s 65th in total, will deliver up to 1.2 million passengers per annum to Athens and sustain some 1,200 on-site jobs at Athens Airport, with up to 150 weekly flights.

Ryanair announced that it will launch a dedicated Greek website at the end of April, which will allow Greek consumers to book the lowest fares directly on Ryanair.com.

In Athens, Ryanair head of sales and marketing, Peter Bellew said: “Ryanair is delighted to open its new base at Athens, offering six exciting routes to Chania, London, Milan, Paphos, Rhodes and Thessaloniki, which will deliver over 1.2 million passengers each year.”

This is the first summer where Ryanair customers can enjoy a free small second carry-on bag, “quiet flights”, allocated seats and use their personal electronic devices at all stages of their flight.