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Ryanair announces additional capacity to Portugal from United Kingdom for Summer

Ryanair has announced that it is adding extra capacity to Portugal from United Kingdom with over 1,75,000 extra seats. The announcement comes after UK added Portugal to its ‘green list’, meaning that UK citizens and residents could visit Portugal without quarantine on their return home.

Faro is getting the most attention

Faro is getting the most attention from Ryanair for this summer. Below is the list of Portuguese destinations and departure airports (the numbers in brackets represent the total flights added per week):

From London Stansted:

  • Faro 17 (+16)
  • Lisbon 14 (+11)
  • Porto 14 (+11)

From Manchester:

  • Faro 14 (+12)
  • Lisbon 4 (+4)
  • Porto 3 (+3)

From Birmingham:

  • Faro 3 (+3)

From Leeds:

  • Faro 3 (+3)

From Bournemouth:

  • Faro 3 (+3)

From Bristol:

  • Faro 3 (+3)

From East Midlands:

  • Faro 3 (+3)

From Liverpool:

  • Faro 3 (+3)

As you can see from the above list, Faro is getting the most number of flights added as it is a popular destination among holidaymakers.

Dara Brady, Director of Marketing, Ryanair, said:

We are very pleased to announce 175,000 extra seats to Portugal on the back of the UK’s green list. With quarantine-free travel now permitted to the likes of Faro, Lisbon and Porto, even more flights have been added to our UK schedule in order to meet the demand from our customers. The UK Summer 2021 schedule comprises 480 destinations, having recently launched 26 new routes and with more to be added as restrictions relax throughout Europe over the summer months. UK families can book a well-earned summer holiday safe in the knowledge that if their plans change, they can move their travel dates up to two times with a zero-change fee up until the end of October 2021. To celebrate, we are releasing seats from just £19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021, which are available to book until midnight Sunday 9th May. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto to avoid missing out.

To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from £19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021.

United Kingdom’s Green List

Portugal is one of the 12 countries that UK added to its green list on 7th May 2021. Countries on the UK green list include the following:

  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Brunei
  • Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores)
  • Gibraltar
  • Falk Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

People visiting the above mentioned countries will not need to quarantine when they return home.

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