Low cost carrier Ryanair has announced its largest ever Summer schedule from its 3 London airports – London Gatwick, London Luton and London Stansted.
Ryanair will operate a total of 181 routes from its 3 London airports this summer, including 14 new routes. With over 100 based aircraft for Summer 2022, Ryanair’s total investment in the United Kingdom amounts to over $10 billion, supporting 3,000+ highly paid aviation jobs and over 35,000 indirect jobs across 19 airports in UK.
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Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair group, said:
We are pleased to announce 14 new routes from our three London airports, Stansted, Luton and Gatwick, as all Covid-19 travel restrictions have now been lifted, UK citizens and visitors can book a well-deserved Summer getaway to exciting destinations such as Helsinki, Madeira and Naples. Ryanair is driving London’s post Covid recovery as we grow across Europe, with new aircraft and new routes. Despite launching our biggest ever schedule, the UK Govt failed to support this recovery by delaying the reduction in APD until 2023. Ryanair again calls on the UK Govt to scrap APD completely, to allow airlines and airports to quickly restore traffic, jobs, and tourism. The 50% reduction proposed for 2023 is too little, too late as APD puts UK airports at a severe cost disadvantage versus European competitors, and the absence of Govt support for aviation and tourism recovery creates further barriers to UK traffic and growth.
To allow our customers and visitors to/from London to book their Summer getaway at the lowest fares, we are launching a 3-day seat sale with fares available from just £19,99 one way for travel until October 2022, which must be booked by Friday the 4th of March. Since these super low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto http://www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.
Ryanair states that despite its biggest ever investment, the UK government “has missed the opportunity to accelerate the recovery of tourism and jobs for S2022, by delaying the reduction in APD (Air Passenger Duty) until 2023”. The airline states that if APD was fully (only applies to domestic traffic) and immediately abolished, the UK would enjoy dramatic traffic, jobs and tourism growth, allowing the UK to remain competitive vs other EU competitor destinations who have introduced traffic recovery schemes for post COVID-19 recovery.
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