• Joe Breitfeller

Ryanair Doubles Presence at Rome Fiumicino for Summer 2021

Ryanair is adding three based aircraft, six new routes and over 65 weekly flights from Rome-Fiumicino for summer 2021. The expansion represents an additional investment of €300 million, which will deliver increased connectivity as the region's tourism industry recovers.


Ryanair Announces Major Expansion From Rome Fiumicino for Summer 2021 - Courtesy Ryanair

On Tuesday (June 8, 2021), Ryanair announced a major expansion at Rome Fiumicino for summer 2021 with the addition of three based aircraft, six new routes and over 65 weekly flights. The carrier’s Rome expansion represents a further investment of €300 million, and will provide enhanced connectivity as the region recovers from the pandemic. For summer 2021, the Ryanair will operate 78 routes from both Rome airports, with over 470 weekly departures. Combined, the carrier will base up to 14 aircraft at Fiumicino and Ciampino, offering 11 new routes, and connections to popular holiday destinations such as Malta, Malaga, Rhodes, Madrid, Seville, Porto and Vienna, as well as domestic service to Cagliari, Trapani, Brindisi and Palermo.


In Tuesday’s announcement, Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said,


“We are delighted to confirm our commitment to Rome and the region, with 78 routes in total from both airports – Fiumicino and Ciampino – including 11 new routes to an array of summer hotspots. In particular, we are pleased to announce three additional based aircraft in Rome Fiumicino, along with six new routes & over 65 extra departing flights every week this summer, doubling our presence at the airport. This expansion will deliver increased connectivity to the region and support the recovery of local jobs and businesses. Our Italian customers have now a host of domestic and international destinations to choose from this summer, with connections to the likes of Barcelona, Catania, Palermo, Malta and many others.


“Mindful that Covid restrictions change regularly, customers can now book flights for a well-deserved break knowing that if they need to postpone or change their travel dates, they can do so up to two times with a zero-change fee until the end of December 2021. To celebrate, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just €19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021, which must be booked by midnight Thursday 10th June. Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”


Ryanair’s extended summer 2021 service from Rome Fiumicino will deliver as many as six based aircraft, up to 180 direct and over 2,200 indirect jobs, 21 routes (including four domestic and 17 international) and six new routes from August.


Ryanair's New Routes and Expanded Service From Rome Fiumicino for Summer 2021 - Courtesy Ryanair

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.”



Source: Ryanair