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Ryanair to launch six new routes from Birmingham this winter

Ryanair has announced its Winter 2021/22 schedule from Birmingham, opening six new routes in October. In total, the low-cost carrier will fly to 28 destinations from Birmingham this winter.

Ryanair will base 4 aircraft at Birmingham Airport and will serve a total of 28 destinations from the city. The airline says that as travel recovers to pre-Covid levels, its growth continues to lead traffic and tourism recovery across Europe.

Ryanair will launch six new routes from Birmingham for Winter season. These include flights to:

  • Bergamo
  • Lisbon
  • Bucharest
  • Shannon
  • Turin
  • Vilnius

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Jason McGuinness, Director of Commercial, Ryanair, said:

Ryanair remains committed to re-building the UK’s tourism industry and strengthening connectivity as Ryanair continues to grow in Europe and travel returns to pre-pandemic level. As Ryanair takes delivery of 55 Boeing 737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft this Winter, we are delighted to announce these six new routes from Birmingham this Winter – operating a total of 28 routes. As travel continues to grow and consumer confidence in air travel returns, Ryanair once again calls on the UK Govt to scrap or suspend APD (air passenger duty), to allow airlines quickly recover connectivity, jobs and tourism in the aftermath of the pandemic. APD makes UK airports very uncompetitive versus Europe, where Ryanair continues to add capacity, having opened a number of bases in recent months in the likes of Zagreb, Stockholm, Billund and Riga. While Ryanair is committed to the UK and its Birmingham airport, the lack of Govt support continues to create further barriers to boosting traffic and growth.

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. Ryanair recently opened its Newcastle base. The airline, a few weeks ago, revealed that it will launch 11 new routes from the United Kingdom for Winter 2021. Ryanair will also start flights between Dublin and Cardiff and will launch 14 new routes from London in Winter 2021.

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