Ryanair Launches Biggest Ever Irish Winter 2018 Schedule

26 Feb 2018

9 New Routes & More Flights On 11 Other Routes

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (26 Feb) launched its Irish Winter 2018 schedule, with 9 new routes and more flights on 11 other routes, which will deliver 15.6m customers p.a. and support 11,700 jobs at Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Knock and Kerry airports, as Ryanair grows by 5% in Ireland.

Ryanair’s Irish Winter 2018 schedule will deliver:

Dublin:

– 7 new routes: Athens (2 wkly), Bari (2 wkly), Frankfurt (2 daily), Luxembourg (3 wkly), Marrakesh (2 wkly), Paphos (1 wkly) & Santander (2 wkly)

– More flights on 11 other routes: Barcelona (3 daily), Birmingham (6 daily), Budapest (2 daily), Cologne (2 daily), Faro (2 daily), Krakow (2 daily), Lanzarote (8 wkly), Madrid (3 daily), Malaga (9 wkly), Manchester (6 daily) & Venice (3 wkly)

– 76 routes in total

– 13.1m customers p.a. (+5%)

– 9,800* “on-site” jobs p.a.

Shannon:

– 11 routes in total including: Lanzarote (1 wkly), London Stansted (2 daily) & Krakow (2 wkly)

– 775,000 customers p.a. (+7%)

– 600* “on-site” jobs p.a.

Cork:

– 1 new route to Faro (2 wkly)

– 9 routes in total including: Malaga (2 wkly), London Gatwick (1 daily) & Gran Canaria (1 wkly)

– 915,000 customers p.a. (+3%)

– 700* “on-site” jobs p.a.

Knock:

– 1 new route to Bristol ( 3 wkly)

– 6 routes in total including: East Midlands (4 wkly), Liverpool (6 wkly) & Lanzarote (1 wkly)

– 585,000 customers p.a. (+2%)

– 450* “on-site” jobs p.a.

Kerry:

– 3 routes in total: Frankfurt-Hahn (2 wkly) London Luton (6 weekly) & London Stansted (4 wkly)

– 285,000 customers p.a.

– 210* “on-site” jobs p.a.

From today, Irish consumers and visitors can book their holidays as far out as March 2019, on even lower fares, and enjoy the 2018 “Always Getting Better” improvements including:

– Price Promise – find a cheaper fare & we’ll refund the difference + €5 to your My Ryanair account

– Punctuality Promise – we aim to deliver 90% of flights on time

– Lower checked-in bag fees (€25), bigger bag allowance (20kg)

– Connecting flights at Rome, Milan & Porto with more airports to follow

– Ryanair Rooms with “10% back” Travel Credit

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said:

“We are pleased to launch our biggest ever Irish Winter 2018 schedule, which includes 9 new routes and more flights on 11 other routes, which will deliver 15.6 million customers p.a. and support 11,700 jobs at Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Knock and Kerry airports, as Ryanair grows by 5% in Ireland. Ryanair customers already spend €2 billion in Ireland, and this 5% growth in traffic will facilitate an additional €200 million in spending by international tourists.

To celebrate the launch of our Irish Winter 2018 schedule, we are releasing seats for sale from just €19.99, which are available for booking until Friday (2 March) for travel from March to May. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”