Ryanair Adds 200,000 Seats to Malta and the Balearics; Increases Service for Spanish Football Fans
With the addition of Malta and the Balearics to the UK’s green listed destinations, Ryanair will add 200,000 seats from the UK to Malta, Ibiza and Palma from July-September. The airline is also scheduling extra flights to/from Madrid and Copenhagen for Spanish football fans.
On Friday (June 24, 2021), Ryanair announced the addition of 200,000 seats for July-September to Malta, Ibiza and Palma, as Malta and the Balearics have been added to the UK’s green-listed destinations. The carrier further calls on the green list addition of Cyprus, the Canaries and the Greek Islands, where COVID-19 cases are equally low. To celebrate the added capacity, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares from only £19.99 for travel through September 2021. In Friday’s announcement, Ryanair’s Dara Brady, said,
“This announcement is a small step in the right direction and while we welcome the addition of Malta & the Balearics to the UK’s green list, we urge the Govt to immediately add equally safe destinations such as Cyprus, the Canaries & the Greek Islands, and also to immediately allow vaccinated UK & EU citizens to travel freely between the UK & the EU without restrictions.
“We are pleased to announce 200,000 extra seats to Malta, Ibiza & Palma throughout July, August & September. UK families can book a well-earned summer holiday safe in the knowledge that if their plans change, they can move their travel dates up to two times with a zero-change fee up until the end of December 2021.
“In reaction to the UK’s updated green list, we are releasing seats from just £19.99 for travel until the end of September 2021, which are available to book until midnight Sunday 27th June. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.”
In a separate press release on Friday (June 24, 2021), Ryanair announced that they have scheduled extra flights to and from Madrid and Copenhagen for Spanish football fans traveling to support their team in the first knockout game at the UEFA Euro 2020 on Monday, June 28th. The extra flight will depart Madrid Airport at 10:10 on Sunday June 27th for the clash between Spain and Croatia at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. The carrier has also added an extra return flight which departs Copenhagen at 14:30 for Madrid on Tuesday, June 29th, following the match.
Commenting on the added service, a Ryanair Spokesperson said,
After a year of postponement, it’s great to see the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament in full swing, now at the knockout stages. Thousands of fans have already booked their seats with Ryanair to see and support their countries and we’ve now scheduled additional flights to and from Madrid and Copenhagen in order to accommodate Spanish fans travelling to see their country play this coming Monday, 28 June. Seats are selling fast so fans are urged to log on to the Ryanair.com website and book their match day getaway today.”
Ryanair Holdings, plc is Europe’s largest airline conglomerate and the parent company of Buzz, Lauda, Malta Air, and Ryanair DAC. The airline usually carries over 154 million passengers annually with over 2,500 daily departures. Ryanair typically serves over 200 destinations in 40 countries with a fleet of over 400 Boeing 737 Family aircraft and 20 Airbus A320s. Currently, the low-cost carrier has an additional 210 Boeing 737-8200s on order. Ryanair has maintained a stellar safety record for over 35 years and prides itself on being “Europe’s greenest cleanest airline group,” promising customers a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 50%, versus the “Big 4 EU major airlines.”