Ryanair Announces Another Expansion

Daniel Fowkes
21 Oct 2023
· Routes 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800

Ryanair has announced another expansion to its route network, with Bristol being the central focus of the latest development.

Bristol To See New Routes And More

The major European budget carrier has announced that Bristol will see 25 routes for the upcoming 2023/24 winter schedule.

Among the 25 routes are two new ones, with Porto and Venice being announced. Ryanair says the newly announced services are ideal for getting some winter sun and having a weekend city getaway.

Ryanair will base five aircraft in Bristol, which is an increase thanks to one additional aircraft. This represents a 500 million dollar investment and will help support over 1,700 local jobs.

Ryanair says this includes 30 new high-paid pilots and cabin crews among the jobs.

Bristol is becoming an essential location for Ryanair as they target growing traffic to 2.1 million passengers annually.

Ryanair’s Reliance On The United Kingdom

Away from Bristol, Ryanair has been announcing many upgrades to its route network in preparation for the upcoming winter schedule.

This included growth from Manchester and Birmingham. Ultimately, Ryanair will operate 440 routes and carry 52 million passengers annually to and from the U.K.

As part of its reliance on the United Kingdom, it has 107 aircraft based in the region, representing a 10.7 billion dollar investment. The staggering commitment supports over 37,000 jobs.

Comments From Ryanair Executive

Ryanair is pleased to announce more growth, investment and jobs for the South West with the launch of Ryanair’s Winter 23/24 schedule for Bristol. With 25 routes for Winter, including our new Porto and Venice routes, as well as increased frequencies on another 10 popular winter sun destinations, like Alicante, Budapest, Lanzarote, Malaga and Sofia, our customers in the South West can avail of a wide range of winter destinations at Ryanair’s infamously low fares.

Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Jade Kirwan

Limited Time Sale

To celebrate the launch of the new routes, Ryanair says it’ll offer a limited-time sale fare of £21.99 towards Porto and Venice if booked by 21 October 2023 and through the Ryanair website.

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