• Joe Breitfeller

Ryanair Increases Service to Tenerife; Adds new Heraklion-Thessaloniki, Manchester-Bucharest Routes

Due to increasing demand, the airline will add an additional flight between London Stansted and Tenerife this winter, increasing frequency on the route to eight times weekly from November 14, 2020. Ryanair is also launching Heraklion-Thessaloniki service this winter.


Ryanair Boeing 737NG - Courtesy Ryanair

Ryanair announced on Thursday (October 29, 2020), that they will increase frequencies between London-Stansted and Tenerife in the Canary Islands to eight weekly flights for winter 2020. The additional Saturday flight will commence on November 14, 2020. Tenerife is a favorite with UK holidaymakers who can now look forward to soaking up some well-deserved winter sun. To celebrate the increased route frequency, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares from only £34.99 for travel through March 2021. In today’s announcement, Ryanair’s Alejandra Ruiz, said,


“We are pleased to announce Ryanair will now fly even more often from London Stansted to Tenerife due to record demand from British consumers since the Canary Islands were added to the UK’s travel corridors. The regionalization of the “green lists” is vital to support many sectors in regions with low rates of Covid-19 – we’re delighted to strengthen our connections with the Canary paradise this winter supporting the economic recovery and connectivity of the region. Ryanair’s British consumers can now book a winter sun getaway as far out as the end of March 2021, flying on the lowest fares and with a new set of health measures that Ryanair has rolled out to protect its customers and crew. To celebrate, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just £34.99 one way for travel from now until the end of March 2021, which must be booked by midnight Sunday (1st Nov). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should visit www.ryanair.com and book their flights with us today!”

In a separate announcement today, Ryanair also announced that they will support essential regional connectivity in Greece with a new route between Heraklion and Thessaloniki. The carrier will operate two weekly flights from December 18, 2020 as part of their Greek 2020 Winter schedule. Speaking on the new Greek route, Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said,

“We are pleased to announce a new Heraklion route to Thessaloniki, commencing on 18th December 2020, offering two weekly flights as part of our Greek Winter 2020 schedule. Greek consumers can now book domestic flights to reunite with friends and family for Christmas and can further enjoy flying on Ryanair´s lowest fares this winter as the route will continue operating until March 2021, supporting the economic recovery and regional connectivity and tourism across the country. To celebrate, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just €32.99 for travel from 18th December until the end of March 2021, which must be booked by midnight Sunday (1 Nov). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

Finally, Ryanair further announced on Thursday the launch of new service between Manchester and Bucharest, Romania for summer next summer. The route will commence on March 29, 2021 as part of the carrier’s Manchester Summer 2021 schedule. Customers can book flight now through October 2021 with fares starting from only €19.99 for travel from March 29th through the end of June 2021. Commenting on the new Manchester-Bucharest route, Mr. McGuinness added in part,

“We are pleased to announce a new Manchester route to Bucharest (Romania), commencing on 29th March 2021, offering three weekly flights as part of our Manchester Summer 2021 schedule. Customers in Manchester can now book flights to Bucharest as far out as October 2021. To celebrate this new Bucharest route, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just €19.99, for travel from 29th March until the end of June 2021, which must be booked by midnight Saturday (31 Oct)….”

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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