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Ryanair's new Faro base


39th Base - Faro, 6AC, 28 routes & 1.3m pax

Ryanair announces 39th base at Faro
6 aircraft, 28 routes and 1.3M passengers p.a. from 2010
 
500,000 €5 JANUARY SEAT SALE
 
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (16th Dec) announced it would open its 39th base at Faro in March 2010 with 6 based aircraft and 14 new routes (28 in total) being launched. Ryanair will create over 300 direct jobs and offer over 200 weekly flights to/from Faro in an investment of over $400 million in the airport.
 
Ryanair’s 14 new routes from Faro to Billund, Birmingham, Derry, Eindhoven, Kerry, Knock, Madrid, Marseille, Maastricht, Milan (Bergamo), Oslo (Rygge), Paris (Beauvais) and Stockholm (Skavsta) will increase Ryanair’s traffic at Faro to 1.3million p.a. which will sustain 1,300 well paid local jobs in the region.
 
Ryanair celebrated its new Faro base by releasing 500,000 €5 seats for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays on over 500 routes across its European network in January. These €5 seats are available for booking on www.ryanair.com until midnight Thursday (17th Dec).
 
In Faro today, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
 
“Ryanair is delighted to announce Faro as our 39th base with 14 new routes from next March which go on sale on www.ryanair.com tomorrow. With a total of 28 low fare routes from Faro next summer Portuguese consumers and visitors can beat the recession by choosing Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee on 28 exciting destinations all over Europe including France, Italy and Germany among others. Ryanair’s 1.3m passengers p.a. will sustain 1,300 jobs locally at Faro Airport.”
 
14 New Faro routes in 2010 to:
 
To
Date
To
Date
Billund
30 Mar
Marseille
30 Mar
Birmingham
28 Mar
Maastricht
27 Apr
Derry
30 Mar
Memmingen (Mun)
27 Apr
Eindhoven
27 Apr
Milan (Bergamo)
25 Mar
Kerry
30 Mar
Oslo (Rygge)
30 Mar
Knock
30 Mar
Paris (Beauvais)
27 Apr
Madrid
27 Apr
Stockholm (Skavsta)
30 Mar

 

 

 

 

 

Guilhermino Rodrigues, CEO of ANA, said:


This is a great day for our airport and our region as Europe's largest airline opens a base in Faro. Today's announcement shows Faro as an exception in the sector and will help create much needed jobs. It shows Ryanair shares our confidence in the tremendous opportunity for strong market growth at Faro.”

 

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