Ryanair introduces 12 new routes and celebrates with a seat sale
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12 new routes have been introduced into Ryanair’s Malta summer 2018 schedule launched today.
It will include 3 new summer services, with an additional aircraft to be based in Malta next year. Ryanair’s 54 routes in total will help deliver 2.5m customers p.a. through Malta Airport next year, the airline said.
Ryanair also celebrated another Malta milestone this month, carrying its ten millionth passenger through the airport in September.
To celebrate both, the airline is releasing seats for sale from €16.99 for travel from October to December, which are available for booking until midnight on Tuesday on http://www.ryanair.com/
Ryanair said that its Malta S18 schedule will deliver: 12 new routes: Aberdeen (2 wkly), Barcelona (4), Bratislava (2), Paris Beauvais (2), Gothenburg (1 wkly), Porto (2), Pescara (2), Seville (2), Tallinn (1 wkly), with Belfast (2 wkly), Naples (2 wkly) and Riga (2 wkly) continuing from the winter. Plus more flights to Madrid and Venice Treviso (3 to 4 wkly)
The airline said that also there will be reduced checked-in bag fees – one €25 fee, one 20kg size, 20 Air Europa long haul routes from Madrid on sale on Ryanair.com, Connecting flights at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Bergamo with more airports to follow A new partnership with Erasmus Student Network offering discounts & a dedicated booking platform, Alexa voice recognition to search flights, hotels and flight status on the Ryanair website.
In Malta, Ryanair’s David O’Brien said, Ryanair will base a fifth aircraft in Malta next summer, at a total investment of $500m. I am also pleased to note that we have started discussions with Air Malta on potential areas of cooperation.”
Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi welcomed this major expansion by Ryanair after successful discussions with the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority.
He described this major investment as a vote of confidence in Malta’s Tourism Sector, adding that he also looks forward to planned commercial and strategic collaboration between Ryanair and Air Malta.
The Minister thanked all key stakeholders involved, particularly the Malta Tourism Authority and the Malta International Airport.