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  • Joe Breitfeller

Ryanair Announces New Paris Beauvais Base for Winter 2020; Extends Removal of Flight Change Fees

Ryanair announced on Wednesday that they will open a new base at Paris-Beauvais from December 3, 2020 with two based aircraft and 32 routes. The carrier has also extended the waiver of flight change fees for October and November 2020 bookings.

Ryanair Boeing 737NG - Courtesy Ryanair

Today (September 23, 2020), Ryanair announced that they will open a new base at Paris-Beauvais (BVA) for winter 2020. The base will open on December 3, 2020 with two based aircraft and 32 routes, including new service to/from Paphos and Manchester. Ryanair’s $200 million aircraft investment at Paris-Beauvais will connect Paris to 13 countries across Europe including vital business hubs such as Barcelona, Dublin, Lisbon, Madrid and Milan. Additionally, the new hub will connect guests with popular leisure destinations including Alicante, Bari, Faro, Thessaloniki, Krakow, Rome and Porto. In total, Ryanair’s Paris-Beauvais base will offer over 105 weekly flights and create over 2,300 direct and indirect jobs. Flights can now be booked as far out as October 2021 with fares starting from €9.99. In Tuesday’s announcement, Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said,

“We are delighted to announce a $200 million investment at Ryanair’s fourth French base in Paris Beauvais Airport. This development will create over 2,300 direct and indirect jobs at a time when other airlines, including Air France retrench and reduce capacity and investment, despite receiving €7bn in discriminatory State Aid. We are also pleased to announce the launch of our Paris Beauvais winter schedule, with 32 routes in total, including two new services to Paphos & Manchester (both twice weekly) and connections to exciting business and leisure destinations such as Barcelona, Milan, Faro and Thessaloniki.

“We are delighted to conclude this long term investment with Paris Beauvais, who continue to work to deliver efficient operations and competitive airport charges, which offers the means for traffic growth and new routes at Ryanair’s fourth French base. To celebrate, we are releasing seats for sale from €9.99 for travel in October & November, available until midnight on Friday (25 Sept). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto to avoid missing out.”

In a separate announcement on Wednesday (September 23, 2020), Ryanair extended the waiver on flight change fees for customers who book travel in October and November 2020. Ryanair guests booking flights through November will enjoy flight changes with zero fees for travel until March 21, 2021. Ticket changes must be made at least seven days prior to departure. Commenting on the extension of the change fee waiver, Ryanair’s Director of Marketing and Digital, Dara Brady, said,

In order to provide as much flexibility and confidence as possible for our customers this autumn, we have extended the waiving of our flight change fee to October and November bookings. Customers can now plan a well-deserved break knowing that if their plans change, they can move their flights to any new date up to March 21st, 2021 without additional fees.”

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 460 Boeing 737 Family aircraft and 20 Airbus A320s. Currently, the low-cost carrier has an additional 321 Boeing 737s on order and the Ryanair Group expects annual traffic to reach 200 million customers by FY 2024. Ryanair has maintained a stellar safety record for over 34 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.”

Source: Ryanair

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