The largest low-cost carrier in Europe decided to open a new base at Bucharest Airport (No 81), as of October 30, with 3 aircrafts, following an investment of USD 300 million, a press release informs on Tuesday.
Ryanair brings two new routes to Athens and Timisoara and more flights to Brussels, Dublin and Milan, which will deliver 1.4 million customers and support over 1,000 ‘on-site’ jobs, as the international low-cost carrier grows its traffic at Bucharest by 75 percent.
“Our Bucharest winter schedule includes daily services to London (2), Madrid (1) and Rome (2), making Ryanair the ideal choice for both business and leisure customers and we look forward to growing routes, traffic, jobs and tourism at our 2 new Romanian bases at Bucharest and Timisoara. To celebrate our new Bucharest base, we are releasing seats on sale at prices from just EUR 9.99 for travel in March, which must be booked by Thursday, February 18,” Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary said during a press conference visiting Bucharest.
Ryanair carried over 7.5 million customers in January with 89 percent of its 45,000 flights arriving on-time.