Ryanair has added two new routes to their winter 2021/22 schedule including service from Derry to Manchester and between Leeds-Bradford and Poznan. Derry-Manchester flights will be offered three times weekly, while Leeds-Poznan service will operate twice weekly.
On Thursday (October 14, 2021), Ryanair announced the launch of two new routes for the winter 2021/22 season. First, the carrier announced the start of new service between Derry and Manchester with three weekly flights. To celebrate the launch of the route, Ryanair has launched a seat sale from only £19.99 for travel through March 2022. To qualify for the low introductory fares, tickets must be purchased by midnight on Friday, October 15, 2021 on the airline’s website.
In Thursday’s route announcement, Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said,
“As Europe’s No.1 airline, Ryanair remains committed to re-building Europe’s aviation and tourism industry by restoring connectivity and growing its network of passengers to over 225 million by 2026. As Ryanair takes delivery of 55 additional Boeing 737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft this winter, we are delighted to add this new route from Derry to Manchester.
“As consumer confidence in air travel steadily restores, Ryanair is once again calling on the UK Government to scrap or suspend APD (Air Passenger Duty) to allow airlines to quickly recover connectivity, jobs and tourism in the aftermath of the pandemic. APD makes UK airports very uncompetitive compared to those in Europe, where Ryanair continues to add capacity having opened several new bases in recent months, including Agadir, Zagreb, Billund, Stockholm, Riga and Turin. While Ryanair is committed to the UK and to Derry airport, the lack of Government support continues to create barriers to boosting traffic and growth.”
In a separate press release today, Ryanair further announced the launch of new twice-weekly service between Leeds-Bradford and Poznan for the winter 2021/22 season. To celebrate the new route, Ryanair is offering tickets from only £19.99 through midnight on Saturday October 16, 2021, for travel through March 2022.
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.”