New London Stansted Growth Deal Delivers 9 New Routes & Over 20m Ryanair Customers P.A.

12 Jan 2017

Andrew Cowan (Manchester Airports Group) and David O’Brien (Ryanair) announcing a new growth deal at London Stansted Airport.

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (12 Jan) announced a new growth deal with Manchester Airports Group (MAG) which will deliver 9 new London Stansted routes, including a daily service to Naples and a three times daily service to Copenhagen, as well as routes to Beziers, Cagliari, Clermont, Grenoble, Nice, Nimes and Strasbourg, extra flights on 13 existing routes, and over 20m customers p.a., supporting 15,000* jobs at London Stansted Airport.

Ryanair’s extended London Stansted summer 2017 schedule will deliver:


  • 9 new routes to: Naples (daily), Copenhagen (3 daily), Beziers (3 wkly), Cagliari (3 wkly),

Clermont (2 wkly), Grenoble (3 wkly), Nice (daily), Nimes (4 wkly) & Strasbourg (2 wkly)

  • More flights to:  Bergerac (2 daily), Biarritz (11 wkly), Bordeaux (daily), Carcasonne (12 wkly)

Dinard (daily), La Rochelle (daily), Lamezia (5 wkly), Limoges (10 wkly),

Lourdes (5 wkly), Marseille (12 wkly), Perpignan (9 wkly),

Porto (16 wkly) & Toulouse (2 daily)

  • 140 routes in total
  • Over 20m customers p.a.
  • Over 15,000* “on-site” jobs p.a.


In London, Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien said:

 “We are pleased to announced a new growth deal with Manchester Airports Group at London Stansted Airport, which enables Ryanair to add 9 new London Stansted routes this summer, including a daily flight to Naples and a three times daily service to Copenhagen, increase frequency on 13 existing routes and deliver over 20m annual customers this year. Having grown our London Stansted traffic from 13.2m in 2013 to over 20m this year, this new deal will allow Ryanair to continue to expand our route network at Stansted, our largest European base.  

 To celebrate our new growth deal and 9 new London Stansted routes, we are releasing seats for sale across our European network from just £19.99, which are available for booking until Tuesday (17 Jan). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto and avoid missing out.”

 Divisional CEO at London Stansted, Andrew Cowan said:

 “Today’s announcement by Ryanair is fantastic news for Stansted Airport and passengers from across the east of England and London. Ryanair is an important and valued partner for us at Stansted and we’re delighted to support the airline’s exciting expansion plans for the summer, which will help ensure Stansted remains one of the UK’s fastest growing airports and see us serve well over 25 million passengers a year within the next 12 months.  

Stansted sits at the heart of one of the UK’s most innovative and rapidly developing growth corridors between London and Cambridge, so the new destinations and increase in flights on key routes will offer passengers and businesses even more choice at great value. This builds on the strength of Ryanair’s extensive network at Stansted that now serves 140 destinations from the airline’s largest base in Europe.”


 *ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers





Copenhagen 3 x daily April
Naples 1 x daily July
Beziers         3 x weekly July
Cagliari 3 x weekly April
Clermont 2 x weekly July
Grenoble 3 x weekly July
Nice 1 x daily July
Nimes 4 x weekly April
Strasbourg 2 x weekly July



Bergerac 2 x daily
Biarritz 11 x weekly
Bordeaux 1 x daily
Carcasonne 12 x weekly
Dinard 1 x daily
La Rochelle 1 x daily
Lamezia 5 x weekly
Limoges 10 x weekly
Lourdes 5 x weekly
Marseille 12 x weekly
Perpignan 9 x weekly
Porto 16 x weekly
Toulouse 2 x daily


 For further information

please contact:            Robin Kiely                             Piaras Kelly

                                    Ryanair DAC                          Edelman Ireland

Tel: +353-1-9451949               Tel: +353-1-6789333