RECORD WINTER 2017 SCOTLAND SCHEDULE LAUNCHED

16 Feb 2017

15 NEW ROUTES DELIVER 20% GROWTH, 5M CUSTOMERS

 Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, today (16 Feb) launched its biggest-ever Scottish winter schedule, with 13 new Edinburgh routes to Baden, Budapest, Carcassonne, Eindhoven, Hamburg, Katowice, Nantes, Prague, Szczecin, Toulouse, Venice, Valencia and Wroclaw (38 in total), and 2 new Glasgow routes to Krakow and Madrid (17 in total), which will deliver 20% growth and over 5m customers p.a. in total at Ryanair’s 4 Scottish Airports and supporting 3,750 jobs.

Ryanair will continue to connect Scotland with major business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Berlin (daily), Dublin (6 daily), London (7 daily) and Rome (daily), with better timings and lower fares, making Ryanair the ideal choice for Scottish business and leisure customers, as these new routes will go on sale in February 2017.

Ryanair’s Scotland Winter 2017 schedule will deliver:

 

Edinburgh

  • 13 new routes:       Baden (2 wkly), Budapest (2), Carcassonne (2), Eindhoven (3), Hamburg (2),

Katowice (2), Nantes (2), Prague (3), Szczecin (2), Toulouse (2), Venice Treviso (3),

Valencia (3) & Wroclaw (2)

  • Extra flights to Copenhagen (5 wkly) & Fuerteventura (2)
  • 38 routes in total
  • 2.8m customers p.a. (+14%)
  • 2,100* “on-site” jobs p.a.

Glasgow International:

  • 2 new routes to Krakow (2 wkly) & Madrid (4)
  • 17 routes in total
  • 1.4m customers p.a. (+ 24%)
  • 1,000 * “on-site” jobs p.a.

Glasgow Prestwick:

  • 9 routes in total (including Alicante, Lanzarote & Tenerife)
  • 675,000 customers p.a. (+4%)

 Aberdeen:

  • 2 routes to Alicante and Malaga
  • 80,000 customers p.a.

Ryanair’s Scotland summer 2017 schedule is attracting record bookings, with more frequencies to sun destinations for summer family holidays, lower fares as Ryanair passes on lower fuel costs, and an even better customer experience, as it continues to roll out its “Always Getting Better” improvements.

In Edinburgh, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:

 “We are pleased to launch our biggest-ever Scotland winter schedule, with 15 new routes and 20% growth which will deliver over 5 m customers p.a. and support 3,750jobs at Ryanair’s four Scottish Airports.  We are also pleased to report record bookings on our Scottish summer 2017 schedule, and Scottish customers can look forward to even lower fares, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair. We urge all customers who wish to book their holidays to do so now on the Ryanair.com website or mobile app, where they can avail of the lowest fare air travel to and from Scotland.

 We call on the Scottish Government to follow the Irish example and scrap APD entirely to allow Scottish traffic, tourism and jobs to grow and ensure  Scottish airports can compete and attract more business. The scrapping of APD would enable Ryanair to base more aircraft in Scotland, add even more new routes and and create thousands of additional jobs.

 To celebrate the launch of our Scotland winter 2017 schedule we are releasing seats for sale across our European network from just £9.99, which are available for booking until midnight Monday (20 Feb). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

 ENDS

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