Ryanair Takes Off In Two New Greek Airports 2 New Routes From Preveza-Aktion And Kavala For Summer 19

Ryanair, Europe’s No 1 airline, today (1 Jul) celebrated the opening of its two new Greek airports as the first flights on its Preveza-Aktion service to Budapest and Kavala service to Poznan take off. These two new routes will operate weekly, with Preveza-Budapest operating each Monday, and Kavala-Poznan operating each Wednesday.

 

Ryanair’s extended Greece summer schedule will deliver 5.6m customers p.a. and support over 4,200* jobs at Ryanair’s Greek airports this year, including its newest Preveza and Kavala airports, highlighting Ryanair’s commitment to and investment in Greek tourism.

 

Greek consumers and visitors can now book their holidays on as far out as October 2020, enjoying even lower fares and Ryanair’s 2019 customer care improvements, including:

 

  • Lowest Fares – find a cheaper fare within 3 hours, get paid the difference plus €/£ 5 MyRyanair credit
  • Punctuality – deliver 90% target (excl. ATC) or 5% off following month’s air fares
  • Customer Care Charter – EU261 claims processed in 10 days, new 24/7 support, connect in 2 mins
  • Care Improvements – 48-hour free of charge grace period for changes to bookings
  • Environmental Improvements – carbon offset programme, environmental partnerships & plastic free in 5 years
  • New Ryanair Choice – €199 annual fee for free seats, fast-track & priority boarding for freq. guests
  • Digital Improvements – new fare finder, sports tickets, bespoke travel guides & faster mobile

 

To celebrate the start of these new routes, Ryanair has released seats for sale from €17.99, for travel until the end of October, which must be booked by midnight Wednesday (3 July), only on the Ryanair.com website.

 

Ryanair’s Chiara Ravara said:

 

“We’re pleased to begin operations in our newest Greek Airports, Preveza-Aktion and Kavala, and to officially start our new routes from Preveza to Budapest and Kavala to Poznan as part of our summer 2019 schedule. These summer routes will further promote regional Greek tourism and will help deliver 5.6m visitors to/from one of the world’s most attractive summer tourism destinations.

 

To celebrate, we are releasing seats for sale from just €17.99, for travel until the end of October, which are available for booking until midnight Wednesday (3 July). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

Ryanair – Inauguracja Wakacyjnej Trasy Warszawa Modlin – Burgas

Ryanair, linia lotnicza nr 1 w Polsce i w Europie, dziś (1 lipca) zainaugurowała loty na trasie Warszawa Modlin – Burgas.  Połączenie będzie realizowane 2 razy w tygodniu i stanie się częścią letniego rozkładu lotów Ryanaira z Polski.

W Polsce Ryanair obsłuży w tym roku 12,7 miliona pasażerów.

Pasażerowie mogą teraz zarezerwować loty aż do marca 2020 roku korzystając z najnowszych udogodnień, w tym:

  • Najtańsze loty – znajdź tańszy lot w ciągu najbliższych 3 godzin, zwrócimy różnicę oraz 5€ na konto MyRyanair
  • Punktualność – nasza punktualność to 90% (z wyłączeniem ATC)
  • Specjalny Dział Obsługi Klienta – odszkodowania z tytułu EU261 rozpatrywane są w ciągu 10 dni, pomoc 24/7, uproszczona procedura – 2 minuty
  • Udogodnienia w zakresie procedury rezerwacyjnej – możliwość dokonywania zmian do 48 godzin od czasu rezerwacji
  • Działania środowiskowe – program równoważenia skutków emisji dwutlenku węgla, w ciągu 5 lat linia lotnicza wolna od plastiku
  • Nowa opcja Ryanair Choice – opłata roczna w wysokości €199 za wybór miejsca, fast-track oraz priorytet wejścia na pokład dla często podróżujących.
  • Udogodnienia na stronie internetowej – nowa wyszukiwarka cen, bilety na imprezy sportowe, przewodniki turystyczne na życzenie

 

Z okazji uruchomienia nowej trasy Ryanair wprowadził do sprzedaży bilety na podróż do października 2019 r. w promoyjnej cenie od 65 zł.  Bilety można zarezerwować na www.ryanair.com do środy (3 lipca) do północy.

 

Olga Pawlonka, Dyrektor Komunikacji Ryanaira w krajach Europy środkowo-wschodniej i na Bałkanach powiedziała:

“Cieszymy się z inauguracji rejsów na trasie Warszawa Modlin – Burgas. Połączenie będzie realizowane 2 razy w tygodniu i stanie się częścią letniego rozkładu lotów Ryanaira z Polski. Pasażerowie mogą teraz zarezerwować loty aż do marca 2020 roku.

Z okazji uruchomienia wakacyjnej trasy wprowadzamy do sprzedaży bilety w promocyjnej cenie już od 65 zł. Bilety dostępne są jedynie na www.ryanair.com do środy (3 lipca) do północy. Aby zdążyć z rezerwacją najlepiej wejść na Ryanair.com już teraz.”

 

Leszek Chorzewski, p.o. Prezesa Zarządu Portu Lotniczego Warszawa Modlin powiedział:

“Jesteśmy bardzo zadowoleni z poszerzenia naszej siatki połączeń z lotniska Warszawa/Modlin, w której, na dzień dzisiejszy, łącznie z połączeniami czarterowymi, znajduje się 60 destynacji. Jako, że Bułgaria od kilku lat stała się bardzo popularnym kierunkiem wakacyjnym, wraz z Ryanairem ponownie wychodzimy naprzeciw oczekiwaniom naszych pasażerów. Życząc wspaniałych wrażeń wakacyjnych, przekazuję kolejną dobrą wiadomość. Dzięki zainstalowaniu w naszym porcie pięciu nowoczesnych bramek biometrycznych, po powrocie pasażerowie będą mogli skorzystać z automatycznej odprawy granicznej, która dzięki temu staje się szybka i łatwa.”

Ryanair Launches “Digital Donation” Feature In Checkout To Help ISPCC Childline Provide 24-Hour Online Service

Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (1 July) announced it will feature a digital donation option during the checkout process on the Ryanair.com website, in aid of ISPCC Childline, its 2019 chosen Irish charity partner. Members of Ireland’s Got Talent 2019 finalists Rebel Acro, a Cork-based acrobatic gymnastics team, were on hand to help launch the feature in spectacular style at Cork Airport.

 

This major fundraising initiative will invite all Ryanair customers in Ireland to make a donation to ISPCC Childline when booking their flight on Ryanair.com. Customers’ donations will help make Childline’s 24-hour online chat service available to every child and young person who seeks support in this empowering yet discreet way at any time, day or night.

 

This digital donation option is live on www.ryanair.com/ie, where Ryanair customers in Ireland can not only avail of the lowest fares, but will be able to support this vital service for children.

 

Childline, Ireland’s national listening service for children, is currently accessible to children via online chat and text between the hours of 10am and 4am only. The Childline phone service can be reached 24-hours a day. Over 90 per cent of Childline’s funding is raised through corporate and public donations and Ryanair is proud to be a corporate supporter in 2019 for the fourth successive year.

 

Ryanair’s Alejandra Ruiz said:

 

“Ryanair is proud to once again partner with ISPCC Childline and support the invaluable work they do to help children. This digital donation initiative in the Ryanair checkout process will launch on Ryanair.com/ie and will give Irish customers the opportunity to support an amazing cause by donating directly to Childline at the simple click of a button.
This is an exciting new initiative for our customers in Ireland and to celebrate, we are releasing seats on sale for €14.99 out of Ireland for travel in July out of Ireland to encourage everyone to escape the rain and support ISPCC Childline.”

 

ISPCC Chief Executive, John Church, said:

 

 “ISPCC Childline is delighted that Ryanair has decided to help Childline go 24 hours online. Currently, children and young people who seek our support in this way must wait until 10am each morning before they can make contact. Ryanair’s support will help to ensure that Childline is always accessible to children, however they feel most comfortable contacting us – by call, online chat, or text. This is a further show of Ryanair’s continued commitment to helping Childline make a positive difference in the lives of children.”

Ryanair Launches New Pilot Training Programme With VA Airline Training

Caption for image: Where you train makes a difference to where you’ll go –  VA and Ryanair partnership for APS MCC mentored programme takes flight, pictured (from L-R): John Dooly, General Manager Ops Development, Ryanair, Faethon Thanos, FOPs SME, Ryanair, Angelo Currao, Pilot Recruitment Coordinator, Ryanair, Lisa Gilmore,  Senior Airline Training Adviser, VA, Anthony Petteford, Executive Director VA, Senan O’Shea, Head of Training, Ryanair, Ben Boness – Executive Director, VA and Mark Duffy – Head of Talent Acquisition, Ryanair.

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (26 June) announced a major new training partnership with VA Airline Training to deliver a Ryanair Airline Pilot Standards (APS MCC) programme in Cambridge. The partnership will ensure Ryanair continues to attract highly trained professional pilots to support its continued growth across Europe.

This new EASA approved enhanced MCC programme gives trainee pilots a structured path to achieve an exceptional training course and reach a standard where they are ready to join the Ryanair Boeing 737 Type Rating programme.

Pilots on the programme will be trained by VA Airline Training instructors, using Ryanair procedures as they take their first steps towards becoming Ryanair pilots. Over the course of the next 3 years, over 300 new pilots from across Europe will be assessed and trained by VA Airline Training, underlining its respected position in the pilot training market.

Ryanair offers unparalleled career opportunities for new pilots, with:

  • 86 bases across 37 states
  • Industry leading training standards and success rates
  • The best rosters in European aviation – 5 days on, followed by 4 days off
  • Industry leading pay of up to €200,000 p.a. as Captain
  • Fastest Time to Command Upgrade, 3 to 4 years
  • Structured Command Upgrade programme
  • Europe’s youngest, modern fleet which will include the state-of-the-art Boeing 737 “Gamechanger”

Ryanair’s Head of Crew Training Captain, Senan O’Shea said:

“This new Ryanair-VA Airline Training programme will provide a steady pipeline of talented and professional pilots from around Europe to meet the needs of our growing network. Ryanair will hire up to 1,000 pilots per annum over the course of the next 5 years and our pilots can look forward to unmatched opportunities flying with the world’s number one international airline. After careful consideration, we have chosen VA Airline Training as our UK based APS MCC pilot training partner due to their continuous high standards in APS MCC training. We are pleased to lend our operational expertise to VA Airline Training especially in the provision of what will be an outstanding Airline Pilot Standard MCC. This combination will be the best possible preparation for an airline career with Ryanair.”

Ryanair’s Operations Development General Manager, John Dooly said:

“Ryanair is delighted to welcome VA Airline Training as our first UK pilot training partner. VA Airline Training is the only training school in the UK where you can do a Ryanair mentored APS MCC. Located close to Ryanair’s largest base Stansted Airport, we expect students from across Europe to avail of Ryanair’s low fares and enrol on VA Airline Training’s Ryanair Mentored APS MCC pilot programme.”.

VA Airline Training’s Executive Partner Anthony Petteford said:

“VA Airline Training is proud to be Ryanair’s first UK training partner with our EASA Airline Pilot Standards MCC (APS MCC) approved programme. VA Airline Training was the first Approved Training Organisation to launch APS MCC in the UK and this exciting new partnership with Ryanair further endorses the value-add attributed by airlines to this training. Both VA and Ryanair have a proud history in aviation and we are excited to be partners in the next chapter in their ongoing success story. This is a unique and outstanding opportunity for our gradautes to become commercial airline pilots for the fastest growing airline in Europe. Ryanair has an industry leading training department with an unrivalled safety record and we are proud to be associated with them. This is a new approach to pilot training and one that we welcome enthusiastically.”

RYANAIR BECOMES No1 CYPRUS AIRLINE, ADDS NEW ROUTES 25 ROUTES (7 NEW) FOR 2019, 1.2M CUSTOMERS P.A

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (26 June) confirmed it will continue to grow in Cyprus next winter and will deliver a total of 1.2m customers annually at Larnaca and Paphos airports, a 30% increase year-on-year.

Ryanair expanded its 2019/2020 winter schedule, and will deliver 25 routes in total including 7 new routes from Paphos. Continued growth in Cyprus has put Ryanair in the No.1 position for market share in Cyprus.

Ryanair’s Cyprus 2019/2020 schedule will deliver:

At Paphos:

  • 24 total routes
    • including 5 new summer routes to Berlin Tegel (2 pw), Bournemouth (2 pw), Kyiv (2 pw), Mykonos (3 pw) & Liverpool (2 pw)
    • including 4 new winter routes to Katowice (weekly), Kyiv (2 pw, ctd), Liverpool (2 pw, ctd) & Malta (2 pw)
  • 825* “on-site” jobs p.a.

 

At Larnaca:

  • One route to Brussels Zaventem (2 pw)
  • 60* “on-site” jobs p.a.

 

Cypriot consumers and visitors can now book their holidays as far out as March 2020, and will enjoy even lower fares and Ryanair’s 2019 customer care improvements, including:

  • Punctuality – deliver 90% target (excl. ATC) or 5% off following month’s air fares
  • Customer Care Charter – EU261 claims processed in 10 days, new 24/7 support, connect in 2 mins
  • Care Improvements – 48-hour free of charge grace period for changes to bookings
  • Environmental Improvements – carbon offset programme, environmental partnerships & plastic free in 5 years

 

To celebrate this further growth in Cyprus, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares from just €19.99, for travel in September and October,which must be booked by midnight Friday (28 Jun), only on the Ryanair.com website.

 

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

“Cyprus is a wonderful tourist and business-friendly destination. Ryanair, now Cyprus’ leading airline, is pleased to confirm double digit growth this winter as we deliver new Cyprus routes, traffic, tourism and jobs. 

To celebrate this growth, and our biggest ever schedule for 2019, we are releasing seats for sale on our network from 19.99, for travel inSeptember and October, This offer is available for booking until midnight Friday (28 Jun). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

 

 

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

Ryanair & European Charity Partner Pequeño Deseo Erfüllen Ersten Wunsch

Ryanair, Europas Airline Nr. 1, hat gestern (20. Juni) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Pequeño Deseo Foundation in Madrid den Wunsch der vierjährigen Zaira erfüllt.

Die Stiftung Pequeño Deseo, die sich zum Ziel gesetzt hat, die Wünsche von Kindern mit chronischen Krankheiten oder niedriger Lebenserwartung zu erfüllen, organisierte zusammen mit Ryanair eine Überraschungsreise nach Teneriffa für Zaira und ihre Familie und arrangierte ein exklusives persönliches Treffen mit ihrer Lieblingscomicfigur Peppa Wutz.

Ryanair wählte Pequeño Deseo 2019 zu seinem europäischen Charity Partner. Es ist eine spanische gemeinnützige Organisation, die kranke Kinder unterstützt, indem sie ihre Wünsche verwirklicht. Durch diese neue Partnerschaft werden Ryanair und seine Kunden das ganze Jahr über wichtige Fundraising- und Sensibilisierungsinitiativen in Spanien und Europa unterstützen.

 

Alejandra Ruiz von Ryanair sagte:

“Ryanair freut sich, die Pequeño Deseo Foundation unterstützen zu können, die so viel dazu beiträgt, Kindern mit lebensbedrohlichen und einschränkenden Bedingungen zu helfen. Diese Stiftung ist Ryanairs ausgewählter europäischer Charity Partner für 2019 und wir sind sehr stolz darauf, helfen zu können, Wünsche wie die von Zaira zu erfüllen. Wir alle hier bei Ryanair freuen uns darauf, mehr von der großartigen Arbeit von Pequeño Deseo zu präsentieren.”

 

Cristina Cuadrado von der Pequeño Deseo Foundation sagte:

“Zairas Wunsch mit Ryanair wahr werden zu lassen, war sehr aufregend, weil es unsere gemeinsame Zusammenarbeit am besten demonstriert. Wir sind dem Ryanair-Team sehr dankbar dafür, dass es diesen Wunsch ermöglicht hat – vor allem, dass Ryanair sich so sehr engagiert hat, um ihn zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis für Zaira und ihre Familie zu machen.”

Ryanair & Il Suo Charity Partner Europeo Pequeño Deseo Esaudiscono Il Primo Desiderio

Oggi (20 giugno) Ryanair, la compagnia No 1 in Europa, in collaborazione con la Fondazione Pequeño Deseo di Madrid, ha esaudito il desiderio della piccola Zaira, di 4 anni.

La Fondazione Pequeño Deseo, che si pone l’obiettivo di realizzare i desideri dei bambini affetti da malattie croniche o prognosi complesse, ha collaborato con Ryanair per organizzare un viaggio a sorpresa a Tenerife per Zaira e la sua famiglia, organizzando un incontro esclusivo con il suo personaggio preferito, Peppa Pig.

Ryanair ha selezionato Pequeño Deseo come partner di beneficenza europeo per il 2019. Si tratta di un’organizzazione spagnola no-profit che sostiene i bambini malati realizzando i loro desideri. Attraverso questa nuova partnership, Ryanair e i suoi clienti supporteranno iniziative chiave per la raccolta di fondi e la sensibilizzazione durante tutto l’anno in tutta la Spagna e l’Europa.

Alejandra Ruiz di Ryanair ha dichiarato:

 

“Ryanair è lieta di sostenere la Fondazione Pequeño Deseo, che fa tanto per aiutare i bambini in condizioni di salute complesse. Questa fondazione è il partner di beneficenza europeo scelto da Ryanair per il 2019 e siamo estremamente orgogliosi di poterli aiutare a esaudire desideri come quello di Zaira. Tutti noi di Ryanair non vediamo l’ora di mostrare altri aspetti del grande lavoro di Pequeño Deseo”.

 

Cristina Cuadrado della Fondazione Pequeño Deseo ha dichiarato:

 

“Realizzare il desiderio di Zaira insieme a Ryanair è stato entusiasmante perché è uno dei migliori esempi della nostra azione congiunta, e siamo molto grati al team di Ryanair per aver contribuito a far diventare realtà questo desiderio, e soprattutto per essersi così impegnato per trasformarlo in un’esperienza indimenticabile per Zaira e la sua famiglia”.