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





Copenhagen3 x dailyApril
Naples1 x dailyJuly
Beziers        3 x weeklyJuly
Cagliari3 x weeklyApril
Clermont2 x weeklyJuly
Grenoble3 x weeklyJuly
Nice1 x dailyJuly
Nimes4 x weeklyApril
Strasbourg2 x weeklyJuly



Bergerac2 x daily
Biarritz11 x weekly
Bordeaux1 x daily
Carcasonne12 x weekly
Dinard1 x daily
La Rochelle1 x daily
Lamezia5 x weekly
Limoges10 x weekly
Lourdes5 x weekly
Marseille12 x weekly
Perpignan9 x weekly
Porto16 x weekly
Toulouse2 x daily


 For further information

please contact:            Robin Kiely                             Piaras Kelly

                                    Ryanair DAC                          Edelman Ireland

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