Ryanair Announces Newcastle Base and Publishes Summer 2022 Schedule
Ryanair will open a new base in Newcastle for summer 2022 with two based aircraft, 63 weekly departures and 19 routes, including 12 new European connections from March 2022. The airline projects the new base will create 60 direct and over 400 indirect jobs.
Today (August 5, 2021), Ryanair announced the opening on a new base in Newcastle for summer 2022. Newcastle will have two based aircraft and offer 63 weekly departures on 19 routes, including 12 new European destinations from March 2022. The two based aircraft represent a $200 million investment and Ryanair expects the base to create 60 direct and over 400 indirect jobs. The 12 new destinations from Newcastle include service to Zadar, Paphos, Chania, Milan, Riga, Ibiza, Menorca, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Krakow. Ryanair has seen high demand from Newcastle this summer to popular destinations such as Palma, Malaga, Alicante and Faro, and next summer travelers can look forward to even more exciting options.
In Thursday’s announcement, Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson, said,
“We are delighted to launch a new UK base, which represents a $200m investment at Newcastle. This development will create over 60 direct jobs and offer our UK customers a host of European hotspots to choose from next Summer, including popular destinations such as Paphos, Chania, Menorca, Ibiza and Zadar. We have seen massive demand for flights from Newcastle this summer as UK customers flock to the beaches of Spain and Portugal and now customers will have much wider choice next summer with the addition of these 12 new routes. To celebrate, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just £26.99 for travel until 31st October 2022, which must be booked by midnight Sunday, 8th August. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.”
Also commenting on the launch of the new base, Newcastle International Airport’s Chief Executive, Nick Jones, said,
“Today’s announcement from Ryanair to base two aircraft at Newcastle International Airport for summer 2022 is very significant news for both the Airport and the region. Ryanair’s investment is a sign of growing confidence and will provide the North East public with a great selection of new destinations and extra weekly frequencies, providing more options for leisure and business travel. This will create new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineering alongside support services, and will generate economic value for the wider area.
“The two based aircraft will see the number of routes operated from Newcastle by Ryanair increase from 7 to 19, including some exciting new destinations such as Milan and Riga. These new routes, alongside extra capacity on current services to destinations, provides our customers with choice not only on where to travel but also on the length of time when visiting friends and family, on holiday or away on business. We are delighted with the news and look forward to welcoming Ryanair, their crew and staff to their new home at Newcastle International Airport in the near future.”
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.”