Airlines Ryanair announces new base at Venice Treviso

Low-Cost carrier Ryanair has announced intentions to open a new base at Venice Treviso airport.

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Ryanair, one of the largest low-cost carriers in Europe, has announced that it plans to open a new operational base at Venice Treviso airport. The base is set to open on the 30th March of 2021 according to the airline.

The opening of the new base will represent an investment of approximately US$ 200 million and will bring a total of 45 new routes to Venice. Ryanair seeks on strengthening the regional network within Italy, but also to offer new international routes to 20 countries across Europe.

Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson said: “We are delighted to launch our 15th Italian base at Venice Treviso Airport [...] We have a strong affiliation to Venice Treviso, since Ryanair’s first ever flight to Italy in 1998 was from London Stansted to Venice Treviso. Italy is one of Ryanair’s biggest markets and we want to continue to support the economic recovery as well as regional & international connectivity across the country.”

Wilson added, that the airline is pleased to continue bringing growth to the region, especially with the background that vaccines will soon be available. Despite the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline would need to start now on the road to recovery, Wilson said.

With implementing the new operational base at Treviso airport, Ryanair will support over 2,000 indirect and 60 direct jobs and will add 15 domestic and 45 international routes to the network at Venice.

Especially the airports Venice Marco Polo and Verona will benefit from the new base with improved service in the Veneto Region. In Treviso, two aircraft will be based, and 18 new routes will be added, of which three are domestic.

Venice Marco Polo will see frequencies increased on three routes (Barcelona, London Stansted and Palermo) and Verona will benefit from increased frequencies to Birmingham and Cagliari.

This announcement comes shortly after the low-cost carrier had announced to purchase 75 new Boeing 737 MAX 8-200 aircraft. The airline is putting its hopes onto next year, where vaccine could bring back the needed travel demand to successfully justify these investments.

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