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Ryanair opens Newcastle base and launches Summer 2022 schedule

Ryanair has announced the opening of a new base in Newcastle and has also launched its Summer 2022 schedule for Newcastle Airport.

Ryanair will have 2 aircrafts based at Newcastle Airport. From March 2022, the low-cost carrier will have 63 departing flights per week and 19 routes in total, including 12 new connections to a host of international destinations across Europe.

Ryanair’s new Newcastle base will deliver:

  • Two based aircraft ($200m investment)
  • 60 direct jobs
  • 400+ indirect jobs
  • 19 routes in total
  • 12 new routes to destinations including Zadar, Paphos, Chania, Milan, Riga, Ibiza, Menorca, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Krakow

Eddie Wilson, CEO, Ryanair, said:

We are delighted to launch a new UK base, which represents a $200m investment at Newcastle. This development will create over 60 direct jobs and offer our UK customers a host of European hotspots to choose from next Summer, including popular destinations such as Paphos, Chania, Menorca, Ibiza and Zadar. We have seen massive demand for flights from Newcastle this summer as UK customers flock to the beaches of Spain and Portugal and now customers will have much wider choice next summer with the addition of these 12 new routes. To celebrate, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just £26.99 for travel until 31st October 2022, which must be booked by midnight Sunday, 8thAugust. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto to avoid missing out.

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The airline says that it has already seen very high demand for low fare flights from Newcastle airport this summer.

Nick Jones, Chief Executive, Newcastle International Airport, said:

Today’s announcement from Ryanair to base two aircraft at Newcastle International Airport for summer 2022 is very significant news for both the Airport and the region. Ryanair’s investment is a sign of growing confidence and will provide the North East public with a great selection of new destinations and extra weekly frequencies, providing more options for leisure and business travel. This will create new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineering alongside support services, and will generate economic value for the wider area. The two based aircraft will see the number of routes operated from Newcastle by Ryanair increase from 7 to 19, including some exciting new destinations such as Milan and Riga. These new routes, alongside extra capacity on current services to destinations, provides our customers with choice not only on where to travel but also on the length of time when visiting friends and family, on holiday or away on business. We are delighted with the news and look forward to welcoming Ryanair, their crew and staff to their new home at Newcastle International Airport in the near future.

Ryanair’s Newcastle Summer 2022 schedule will deliver:

Photo: Ryanair

Meanwhile, Ryanair recently announced 9 new routes from its new Zagreb base. The airline has also announced plans to double its presence at Rome Fiumicino Airport and announced a new route between Manchester and Verona, Italy.

Featured image by Ryanair

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