Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (19 Dec) announced it would open its 1st Greek base (55th base in total) at Chania in April 2013 with one based aircraft and unveiled 10 new routes (26 in total), to/from Billund, Bremen, Bristol, Eindhoven, Katowice, Memmingen, Thessaloniki, Venice, Vilnius and Warsaw, as Ryanair invests over $70m at Chania Airport.
Ryanair will grow at Chania as follows:
- 1 based aircraft
- 10 new routes (25 in total):
- Billund, Bremen, Bristol, Eindhoven, Katowice, Memmingen, Thessaloniki, Venice, Vilnius & Warsaw
- 106 weekly flights (up 89%)
- 500,000 pax p.a (up 100%)
- 500* “on site” jobs
Ryanair celebrated its new Chania base by launching a 100,000 seat sale with fares starting from £8 for travel across its European network in January which are available for booking until midnight (24:00hrs) Thur (20 Dec). Ryanair’s 10 new Chania routes will begin in April and will go on sale on www.ryanair.com tomorrow.
In Chania today, Ryanair’s Kate Sherry said:
“Ryanair is delighted to announce Chania as our 55th base (and our first in Greece) and to unveil 10 new routes (25 in total) to/ Billund, Bremen, Bristol, Eindhoven, Katowice, Memmingen, Thessaloniki, Venice, Vilnius and Warsaw beginning in April, as part of our summer 2013 schedule, which go on sale on www.ryanair.com tomorrow.
Visitors to Greece can now beat the recession and escape high fares and fuel surcharging by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee between Chania and 25 European destinations, including Edinburgh, London and Milan, amongst others. Ryanair’s 500,000 passengers p.a. will sustain up to 500 “on site” jobs in Chania, in a welcome boost to the Cretian economy, as we grow our passenger traffic by 100% at Chania.
To celebrate our new Chania base, we are launching a 100,000 seat sale with fares starting from £8 for travel across Europe in January, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (20 Dec). Since seats at these crazy low prices will be snapped up quickly, we urge passengers to book them immediately on www.ryanair.com.”
* ACI confirms up to 1,000 ‘on-site’ jobs per 1m passengers