Ryanair Announces $300m Additional Investment With 3 New Aircraft At Manchester

25 Jan 2018

10 New Summer Routes Added With Extra Flights On Existing Routes

Over 300,000 Extra Summer Seats On Sale Tomorrow

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (25 Jan) announced an additional investment of $300 million at Manchester airport with an extra three based aircraft for its peak summer 2018 schedule (June-September) as it added 10 new summer routes to Agadir, Almeria, Barcelona Reus, Belfast, Cagliari, Palermo, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Rhodes, & Venice Treviso and more flights on existing routes. Ryanair’s summer 2018 Manchester schedule will now add 300,000 extra seats to a total of 57 routes which will help deliver 4.9 million customers this year.

Ryanair’s enhanced Manchester summer schedule will see more frequencies to sun destinations for summer family holidays, on even lower fares, and an even better customer experience, as it rolls it’s 2018 “Always Getting Better” customer experience programme, and will deliver:

– 12 based aircraft at Manchester
– Including an extra 3 new based aircraft which is a total Ryanair investment of $1.2 billion at Manchester
– 57 summer routes in total
-10 new summer routes to: Agadir (2 wkly), Almeria (2 wkly), Barcelona Reus (2 wkly), Belfast (daily from March), Cagliari (2 wkly), Palermo (2 wkly) Ponta Delgada (1 wkly), Porto (3 wkly), Rhodes (2 wkly), & Venice Treviso (3 wkly)
-More flights to:       Alicante, Bologna, Chania, Faro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Malaga, Mallorca, Naples & Tenerife
– 300,000 extra summer seats
– 9m customers p.a.
– 3,675 “on-site” jobs p.a.

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“Ryanair is delighted to announce an additional investment of $300 million at Manchester with three extra based aircraft for our peak summer 2018 schedule, bringing the total investment at Manchester to $1.2bn. We will deliver an exciting set of 10 new Manchester summer routes, some of which are connecting with Manchester for the first time, and add an extra 300,000 summer seats to the schedule. These new summer routes will go on sale on Ryanair.com from tomorrow (Friday 26 Jan).

Over the past four years, Manchester has been one of our fastest growing bases in the UK and this year summer numbers will grow again by a further 9%. Ryanair will continue to connect Manchester with major leisure and business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Dublin (5 daily), Madrid (daily) and Rome (10 wkly) with better timings and lower fares, making Ryanair the ideal choice for Manchester business and leisure customers.

To celebrate our summer expansion, we are releasing seats for sale from just €19.99, which are available for booking until midnight Sunday (28 Jan) for travel until April. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

Manchester Airport’s Aviation Director, Julian Carr, said:

“We are pleased to see Ryanair add three additional aircraft to Manchester Airport. As well as increasing its route network and options for passengers, it also creates jobs for people here in the North West.

We look forward to the routes starting and the added international connectivity they offer our 27.8m passengers.”