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Ryanair to double its presence at Rome Fiumicino

Ryanair, Italy’s largest airline, has announced that it will double its presence at Rome Fiumicino Airport. This includes addition of 3 based aircrafts, 6 new routes and over 65 flights every week.

Doubling the presence

Ryanair says that this decision ‘represents a further investment of $300m, which will deliver increased connectivity to the region, playing a key role in the recovery of jobs and the local economy’.

From Rome’s both airports – Fiumicino & Ciampino – Ryanair will have a total of 78 routes in the summer schedule that will see over 470 weekly flights departing from the airports. Up to 14 aircrafts will be based in Rome.

Rome Fiumicino

At Rome Fiumicino Airport, Ryanair will base 6 aircrafts, including 3 additional based aircraft from August. From the same month, the low-cost carrier will launch flights to 6 new destinations from Rome Fiumicino. They are:

  • Chania, Greece: 3-times-a-week
  • Fuerteventura, Spain: 3-times-a-week
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom : 4-times-a-week
  • Santorini, Greece : 4-times-a-week
  • Tenerife South, Spain: 3-times-a-week
  • Zakynthos, Greece: 4-times-a-week

The airline will also increase frequency of flights on these routes:

  • Barcelona, Spain: 14-times-a-week (+5)
  • Bari, Italy: 18-times-a-week (+4)
  • Brindisi, Italy: 14-times-a-week (+7)
  • Brussels, Belgium: 14-times-a-week (+11)
  • Catania, Italy: 49-times-a-week (+7)
  • Kyiv, Ukraine: 7-times-a-week (+2)
  • Palermo, Italy: 35-times-a-week (+7)
  • Vienna, Austria: 7-times-a-week (+4)

Ryanair says that the new routes and increased frequencies will help boost air traffic in the city and the region, contributing to the recovery of the tourism industry as vaccination programmes continue and Europe re-opens in time for the peak holiday season.

Jason McGuinness, Director of Commercial, Ryanair, said:

We are delighted to confirm our commitment to Rome and the region, with 78 routes in total from both airports – Fiumicino and Ciampino – including 11 new routes to an array of summer hotspots. In particular, we are pleased to announce three additional based aircraft in Rome Fiumicino, along with six new routes & over 65 extra departing flights every week this summer, doubling our presence at the airport. This expansion will deliver increased connectivity to the region and support the recovery of local jobs and businesses. Our Italian customers have now a host of domestic and international destinations to choose from this summer, with connections to the likes of Barcelona, Catania, Palermo, Malta and many others. Mindful that Covid restrictions change regularly, customers can now book flights for a well-deserved break knowing that if they need to postpone or change their travel dates, they can do so up to two times with a zero-change fee until the end of December 2021. To celebrate, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just €19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021, which must be booked by midnight Thursday 10th June. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto and avoid missing out.

Meanwhile, Ryanair recently announced a new route from Manchester to Verona.

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