Ryanair summer ’19 schedule launch: 10 new routes and seat sale
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The new summer 2019 schedule for Malta has been launched by Ryanair, where it will base a new aircraft, and add 10 new routes, with 61 routes in total.
To celebrate, Ryanair said that it is releasing seats for sale from €14.99 for travel from September until October 2018, which are available for booking by midnight this Thursday on www.ryanair.com
The airline said that this “will deliver 3.1m customers p.a. through Malta airport next year, as Ryanair grows it’s Malta traffic by 15%.”
10 new routes have been introduced: Cardiff (2), Cork (2), Exeter (2), Lamezia (2), Luxembourg (2), Maastricht (2) Nantes (2), Oslo Torp (1), Perugia (2) and Thessaloniki (2)
Speaking during the launch in Malta, Ryanair’s David O’Brien said, “Ryanair is pleased to launch our biggest ever Malta Summer 2019 schedule with 61 routes, including 10 new routes to/from exciting cities such as Luxembourg, Perugia and Thessaloniki.
Dr Gavin Gulia, Executive Chairman of the Malta Tourism Authority, said that that these ten new routes compliment the Authority’s strategy of connecting Malta to as many destinations as possible.
He observed that most of these routes take visitors to cities that are currently not directly connected to Malta, saying that “this will open up new opportunities towards spreading Malta’s connectivity.”
Minister for Tourism Konrad Mizzi mentioned that the new routes “are expected to attract around 120,000 additional passengers between April and December next year going up to 150,000 tourists per annum between January and December 2020.”
“It is very positive to note that Ryanair will be investing a further €100 million to base another aircraft in Malta, its 6th aircraft to date. This announcement demonstrates Ryanair’s continued commitment to Malta,” the Minister added.