Ryanair today (23 Aug) announced an investment of $200m (£156m) at London Luton Airport (LLA) with 2 new based aircraft for its winter 2018 schedule and added 6 new routes to Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Cork and Malaga and more flights on its existing Vilnius route. Ryanair’s winter 2018 schedule from London Luton Airport will now deliver a total of 21 routes which will help deliver 2.2m customers per annum.
These additional Ryanair aircraft will deliver:
- A total of 6 based aircraft
- 21 routes
- 6 new W18 routes to: Alicante (3 wkly), Athens (3 wkly), Barcelona (daily), Bologna (daily), Cork (6 wkly) & Malaga (6 wkly)
- More flights to Vilnius
- Over 100 weekly flights
- 2m customers per annum
- 1,650* “on-site” jobs per annum
Passengers can book their holidays as far out as March 2019.
At London Luton Airport, Ryanair’s David O’Brien said:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce 2 more aircraft at Luton (6 aircraft in total) for our winter 2018/19 schedule. We will deliver 6 exciting new routes to Spain, Greece, Italy and Ireland and have added more flights to Vilnius, as we increase our schedule to 107 weekly flights, carrying 2.2m annual customers to/from London Luton.
To celebrate these new routes, we are releasing seats for sale on these new routes from just £14.99, which are available for booking from today until midnight Monday (27th August) for travel from September to January. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”
Chief Executive Officer of Luton Airport, Nick Barton said:
“Ryanair has been a big part of our success since it first started flying from LLA in 1986, and the decision to expand its presence here is a testament to our transformation into a world class international airport. We are currently carrying out the single biggest investment in our 80-year history to meet continued demand from passengers and give them the best travel experience possible. Our continued work with airline partners means that passengers now have more choice of destinations than ever before. We look forward to continuing to work with Ryanair as we grow and transform.”
*ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers