Buzz Planea Vuelos Chárter A España Desde Praga En 2021

Buzz, la aerolínea chárter número 1 de Europa Central y del Este, ha confirmado que se encuentra en conversaciones avanzadas con los principales operadores turísticos para ofrecer vuelos chárter a Grecia, Turquía, España e Italia en el verano de 2021. Además, la aerolínea operará a las Islas Canarias y a Marruecos a partir de noviembre de 2020.

Buzz es la mayor aerolínea de vuelos chárter de Europa Central y del Este que cuenta con una flota de 47 aviones basados en 4 países. Asimismo, la aerolínea opera vuelos regulares seguros y de bajo coste en nombre del Grupo Ryanair, con el que se encuentra valorando la posibilidad de aumentar sustancialmente el número de rutas desde Praga el próximo año. Actualmente, cuenta con 33 rutas operativas.

Michał Kaczmarzyk, CEO Buzz, ha declarado: “Los clientes checos y operadores turísticos no deben preocuparse por los asientos disponibles para sus vacaciones a destinos de sol el próximo verano, puesto que Buzz se encuentra negociando con los principales operadores turísticos y con el Grupo Ryanair la ampliación de sus servicios. Esta ampliación afectará a la ciudad de Praga, desde la que se incluirán muchos más destinos en países como Grecia, Turquía, Italia, España, Portugal y el norte de África para el verano de 2021.  En un momento donde otras aerolíneas están solicitando ayudas estatales para evitar el colapso, Buzz estará allí para proporcionar servicios seguros y de bajo coste desde/hacia Praga a bordo de los modernos Boeing 737. 

Esperamos finalizar las negociaciones y anunciar los detalles de nuestro calendario de verano 2021 en los próximos meses”. 

Acerca de Ryanair:

Ryanair Holdings Plc, el grupo de aerolíneas más grande de Europa, es la empresa matriz de Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air y Ryanair DAC. Transporta más de 149 millones de pasajeros al año, operando más de 2.400 vuelos diarios desde 79 bases y conectando más de 200 destinos en 40 países. La aerolínea cuenta con una flota que supera los 470 aviones, con un pedido adicional de 210 Boeing 737, que permitirá que Ryanair Holdings reduzca sus tarifas e incremente su tráfico hasta alcanzar los 200 millones de pasajeros anuales para el año fiscal de 2025. Ryanair cuenta en la actualidad con más de 19.000 empleados altamente cualificados que trabajan para ofrecer las tasas de puntualidad más altas de Europa, además de un intachable historial de seguridad de 34 años. Ryanair es el grupo de aerolíneas más ecológico y limpio de Europa. Los clientes que viajen con Ryanair pueden reducir sus emisiones en hasta un 50% en comparación con las otras cuatro grandes aerolíneas de la UE.

Ryanair Calls On Taoiseach To Scrap Ineffective Visitor Quarantine

EU Urges States To Open Up Borders By The End Of June

Ryanair today (Fri 5 June) called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to scrap Ireland’s ineffective visitor quarantine from the end of June, on the same day when the European Commission is calling on EU members to lift all EU border restrictions by the end of June.

For a visitor quarantine to be effective, inbound passengers at ports and airports need to be “detained” at their point of arrival. The Irish Government cannot and will not stop visitors from mixing on public transport or in supermarkets, by which time they could have spread the Covid virus all over the Irish bus or taxi network even before they arrive at their destination address. Ireland’s visitor quarantine is also defective as it completely excludes visitors from the UK which currently has the highest Covid infection rate in Europe.

EC Home Affairs Commissioner, Ylva Johansson, today called on the EU members to reopen borders “as soon as possible” in a coordinated way. The Commissioner also pointed to a recent report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) which advises against border restrictions which damage Europe’s economies.

Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Greece have all removed travel restrictions on visitors from the end of June. Ryanair asks the Taoiseach why he is delaying the restart of Irish tourism and enforcing useless quarantine measures despite Ireland having one of the best EU records in combating and defeating Covid-19.

 

Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson said:

“If the EU is ready to reopen, why does Ireland insist on adding obstacles with an ineffective and useless visitor quarantine?

Ryanair is going back flying on 1 July next with over 1,000 daily flights from Ireland to destinations all over Europe, following the healthy air travel protocols recommended by EASA and the ECDC, which assure passengers of safe and healthy flying. These measures are based on expert evidence as opposed to useless visitor quarantines.

We call on the Taoiseach to follow the EU advice and agree on a coordinated reopening of Ireland to visitors without any visitor restrictions from the end of June”.

Ryanair Reanuda Los Vuelos Regulares En España A Partir Del 1 De Julio

Más de 500 rutas desde/hacia España ya están a la venta

Ryanair, la primera aerolínea en España, reanudará más de 550 rutas desde y hacia España a partir del 1 de julio, como parte del calendario de verano 2020 de Ryanair.

Mientras España se prepara para reanudar los desplazamientos nacionales a finales de junio y recibir al turismo internacional en julio, Ryanair anima a los viajeros a que empiecen a planificar una escapada de verano y celebren que Europa está superando con éxito uno de sus momentos más difíciles. Algunas rutas seleccionadas también estarán disponibles para volar a partir de la última semana de junio; los detalles completos de las rutas, las frecuencias y los horarios de los vuelos ya están disponibles en Ryanair.com.

Europeos y españoles ya pueden disfrutar de unas vacaciones con las tarifas más bajas, aprovechando el sol y las  terrazas veraniegas de lugares como Gran Canaria, Málaga, Palma o Valencia, entre otros. Además, para aquellos españoles que no quieran quedarse “en casa” este verano, también hay disponibles vuelos al extranjero. De acuerdo con nuestro equipo de Travel Trend Insights, España es uno de los destinos de verano favoritos entre los turistas alemanes, ingleses e italianos en 2020, así como de nuestros clientes irlandeses y belgas.

Ryanair está orgulloso de operar en 26 aeropuertos españoles y espera traer millones de turistas que ayudarán a impulsar las economías regionales de las que dependen tantos miles de empleos en España. Para celebrar el levantamiento de las restricciones de viaje, Ryanair ha lanzado una venta de asientos con tarifas desde sólo 39,99 euros el trayecto, para viajar en julio y agosto de 2020. Esta promoción estará disponible hasta la medianoche del sábado, 6 de junio, en la página web Ryanair.com.

Susana Brito, PR Manager de Ryanair para España y Portugal, ha declarado: “Ryanair está encantado de volver a operar más de 550 rutas hacia y desde España a partir del 1 de julio de 2020, como parte de nuestro calendario de verano 2020. Estamos orgullosos de volar a 26 aeropuertos españoles donde esperamos reunir a amigos y familias y transportar a millones de turistas que ayudarán a impulsar las economías regionales y proteger miles de empleos.

Ahora que Europa está abierta, esta también es una oportunidad para aquellos clientes que vieron cancelados sus vuelos de primavera debido a las restricciones de viaje a causa del Covid-19, para que puedan canjear sus bonos y aprovecharlos para las vacaciones”.

Buzz plans Prague 2021 Sunshine Flights

Buzz, CEE’s No. 1 charter airline, confirmed today (3rd June) that it is in advanced discussions with key tour operators to provide charter flights to Greece, Turkey, Spain and Italy in Summer 2021, in addition to services to the Canary Islands and Morocco from as early as November 2020.

Buzz is the CEE’s largest charter airline with a fleet of 47 aircraft based in 4 countries.  Buzz also operates reliable, low fare scheduled services on behalf of the Ryanair Group and is in discussions with the Ryanair Group to substantially increase the number of Prague routes next year from its existing 33 routes.

Michał Kaczmarzyk, CEO Buzz, said today:

“Czech consumers and tour operators need have no concerns about available seats to the sunshine next summer.  Buzz is in advanced discussions with key tour operators and with Ryanair Group to expand its services from Prague to include many more destinations in Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Portugal and North Africa for Summer 2021.  At a time when other airlines are seeking state aid to avoid collapse, Buzz will be there to provide reliable, low fares, services from/to Prague on modern Boeing 737s. 

We look forward to finalising negotiations and announcing details of our Summer 2021 programme in the coming months.”

Ryanair Rejects UK Visitor Quarantine As Ineffective And Useless

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (Wed 03 June) rejected the UK Government’s 14 day quarantine as ineffective and useless. For a quarantine to be effective, inbound passengers arriving at ports and airports need to be “detained” at their point of arrival. The UK Government however proposes to collect mobile phone numbers from inbound visitors but then allow them to travel on the London underground, the Heathrow Express, the Gatwick Express, the bus network, and/or taxis to and from London, and to/from every other airport in the UK.

Any inbound visitors could therefore spread the Covid-19 virus on public transport across London, and in every other major UK city with an airport, before ever arriving at their “quarantine address”. There is nothing to stop these visitors shopping in any other supermarket, to collect groceries and any other essentials before arriving at their 14 day quarantine address.

Once they have arrived at their “quarantine address”, the UK Government will phone less than 1% of these visitors but only on their mobile phone, which can be answered from any golf course, beach, park or indeed supermarket across the UK, thereby rendering this quarantine utterly ineffective and useless.

For the UK to be imposing a 14 day quarantine on inbound visitors when it already has one of the worst Covid infection and death rates in Europe, is closing the door long after the horse has bolted. Most visitors to the UK from Europe are arriving from countries with a lower R rate than the UK, which renders this 14 day quarantine not just ineffective and useless, but far too little far too late.

A spokesperson for Ryanair said:

“This 14 day UK quarantine is ineffective, completely useless, and will have no effect on British passengers who will largely ignore it. At a time when the medical science across Europe, in countries such as Portugal, Spain, Italy and Germany, have safely removed all inbound visitor restrictions, the imposition of this completely defective quarantine in the UK is utterly useless and a total waste of time.

Ryanair is going back flying on 1 July with 1,000 daily flights from most UK airports, and we look forward to welcoming thousands of UK visitors going on their well-earned summer holidays to Portugal, Spain, France and Italy, and we are equally confident that inbound visitors to the UK will not be deterred by this completely ineffective and useless quarantine measure, which both Priti Patel and Grant Shapps know cannot be implemented, cannot be policed and has no scientific basis supporting it whatsoever.”

Ryanair May Traffic Falls 99.5% To 0.07m Guests

Covid-19 Airspace Closures Continue To Impact Traffic

Ryanair Holdings plc today (Wed 3 June) released May traffic statistics as follows:

 

  20192020 Growth
Ryanair Group 14.1m0.07m-99.5%
Ryanair 13.5m0.07m-99.5%
Lauda 0.6m0.0m -100%

  

Rolling Annual 145.8m 121.0m (95%)-17%

 

  • Ryanair operated just 701 scheduled flights (over 70,000 budget) in May incl. a number of rescue and medical flights on behalf of various EU Govts.
  • 99% of May flights arrived on-time.
  • Due to multiple EU Govt flight bans/restrictions, Ryanair expects minimal traffic in June.

 

Ryanair Calls On Mrs Merkel To Scrap €9bn State Aid For “Ungrateful” Lufthansa

Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (Wed 27 May) called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to abandon plans to give €9bn of illegal State Aid to the ungrateful Lufthansa. Lufthansa claims it needs €9bn from the German Govt “as the only viable alternative for maintaining solvency”, yet Lufthansa refuses to give the German Govt effective Board representation (which would allow Govt Directors to participate in Board decisions), and today it also refuses to hand over slots in Frankfurt and Munich, which would promote competition and choice to the Lufthansa monopoly in Germany.

Ryanair today called on Mrs Merkel to scrap this illegal State Aid scheme, which the ungrateful Lufthansa has clearly rejected. If the German Govt is serious about restarting air travel to and from Germany, then this State Aid should be replaced with a different scheme, which would reduce air travel taxes for all airlines operating in Germany for the next 24 months. This would provide Lufthansa, and all other airlines in Germany, with transparent supports, which would comply with competition rules, and would encourage all airlines in Germany to return to flying and restore the German tourism industry as quickly as possible.

 

Ryanair’s Group CEO Michael O’Leary said:

“If Lufthansa do not want to hand over slots, or give the German Govt the effective Board representation they are entitled to in return for a State subsidy of €9bn, then Mrs Merkel should say “buzz off” Lufthansa, and instead reduce air travel taxes for all airlines operating in Germany. Lufthansa would be the major beneficiary of any such tax reductions, but it would also encourage other airlines, including Ryanair, Laudamotion and EasyJet, to return to flying and pass on lower fares to consumers.

The reduction of these travel taxes to zero for the next 24 months would provide Lufthansa with significant funding, but would encourage Lufthansa to return to flying while allowing them to keep their precious slots monopoly at Frankfurt and Munich Airports, as well as ignoring the German Govt Board membership request.

Carsten Spohr has played a blinder during the Covid-19 crisis. He is probably the first man in history to demand €9bn from Mrs Merkel, then tell her to “buzz off” when she wants Board seats and/or slot remedies. Not content with demanding money from the German Govt, he is also demanding money from the Swiss Govt, the Austrian Govt and the Belgian Govt as well. There seems no end to Lufthansa’s addiction to State Aid, which will distort competition for air travel to and from Germany for many years to come.

It’s time for Mrs Merkel to tell Lufthansa to “buzz off” and bring an end to these illegal State Aid demands from the “subsidy junkie” Lufthansa.”

Ryanair Calls On Taoiseach To “Read The Evidence”

Ryanair today (27 May) called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to “read the evidence” which confirms that it is safe to return to flying from 1 July with Ryanair thanks to the concrete measures introduced by the European health and air safety experts. Leo Varadkar said in the Dáil today “I think we have to continue to base our decisions on the evidence”… Ryanair is happy to provide him with this medical evidence published by the ECDC and EASA on 20 May last.

In their 20 May joint document EASA and ECDC “defined measures to assure the health safety of air travellers and aviation personnel once airlines resume regular flight schedules following the disruption caused by Covid-19”.

European Transport Commissioner Adina Valean confirmed in this press release:

“We relied on our specialists from EASA and ECDC to define a set of concrete measures for the safe resumption of air travel within the EU. The protocol released today will reassure passengers that it is safe for them to fly and so help the industry recover from the effects of this pandemic”.

A Ryanair spokesperson said:

“If Leo Varadkar, Sinn Fein or Dr. Gabriel Scally are looking for expert evidence that it is safe to return to flying in the EU, here it is!!! All they need do is read the guidelines published on May 20 by EASA and the ECDC, which recommend face masks and other measures to assure the safety of air travel, and they make no mention of ineffective quarantines as mistakenly introduced by the Irish Govt last weekend while the rest of Europe was abolishing quarantines.

Ryanair is going back flying on 1 July next with over 1,000 daily flights from Ireland to destinations all over Europe, following the air safety measures recommended by EASA and the ECDC, and we urge Leo Varadkar, Sinn Fein and Dr. Gabriel Scally to brush up on this expert evidence and book a cheap flight with Ryanair without further delay”.

You can find out more about the EASA – ECDC guidelines here.