Airlines Ryanair to invest $300m at Manchester Airport

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Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced to invest additional $300m at Manchester Airport. The airline will base 3 new aircraft.

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Ryanair´s investment will be used to further strengthen the airlines´ presence at UK´s third biggest airport. Three additional aircraft will serve 10 new summer routes. Ryanair will fly from Manchester to Almeria, Agadir, Barcelona-Reus, Belfast, Cagliari, Palermo, Ponta Delgada, Porto, Rhodes and Venice-Treviso, as well as more flights on already existing routes.

The airline aims to provide 300,000 extra seats on altogether 57 routes. 4.9 million passengers will be flying with Ryanair through Manchester. With the investment, Ryanair becomes the biggest low-cost carrier at the airport.

Kenny Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer at Ryanair, said: “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.”

Manchester Airport’s Aviation Director, Julian Carr, added: “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.”

Ryanair is a low-cost carrier, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The fleet consists of 415 Boeing 737-800s and a sole Boeing 737-700. Over 200 European routes are being served by 2000 daily flights.

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