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Ryanair launches seven new routes to Bavaria

Ryanair is going head-to-head with Lufthansa by launching seven new routes from its Bavarian hub, starting May 2009.

The services from Memmingen airport (which lies 75km west of Munich) operate to Alghero (Sardinia), Alicante, Barcelona (Girona), Barcelona (Reus), Dublin, London (Stansted) and Pisa.
Ryanair says the new services will deliver over 500,000 Ryanair passengers annually at Memmingen and sustain 500 new jobs in the local area.

Chairman Michael O’Leary said: “Ryanair is delighted to join up with Memmingen (Munich West) Airport, to finally bring really low fares, competition, and choice to consumers and visitors of Bavaria. Memmingen, which is approximately 75kms west of Munich, provides Ryanair with a first and ideal gateway to Southern Germany and the Bavarian region.

“These 7 new routes to Alghero (Sardinia), Alicante, Barcelona (Girona and Reus), Dublin, London (Stansted) and Pisa, mean for the first time that the people of Munich can now avail of Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares, with no fuel surcharges guaranteed, to travel all over Europe from May next.

“Passengers to/from Bavaria now have a real choice over the high fares, unjustified fuel surcharges and poor punctuality services provided by Lufthansa at Munich Airport. More importantly Ryanair’s partnership with Memmingen will create a flood of new tourists and visitors to Bavaria and we expect to carry 500,000 passengers in the first year which should sustain 500 new jobs in the local economy around Memmingen.