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Ryanair Opens New Base at Venice Marco Polo With Three Based Boeing 737 8-200s

Ryanair has opened their newest base at Venice Marco Polo Airport with three new Boeing 737 8-200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft and 18 new routes. The new base represents a $300 million investment and will create 100 new direct jobs.


Ryanair Opens New Base at Venice Marco Polo Airport - Courtesy Ryanair

On Thursday (October 7, 2021), Ryanair announced the opening of their newest base at Venice Marco Polo Airport. The new base represents a $300 million investment and includes three based Boeing 737 8-200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft. Ryanair will operate 24 routes from the base with 16 international and eight domestic routes, including 18 new routes, with over 160 departures weekly. The company expects the base to create 100 new direct jobs. Ryanair has already opened two new bases in the Veneto region, with one at Venice Treviso and the other at Verona Airport. In total, for summer 2022, the carrier will operate 86 routes at Venice Marco Polo, Venice Treviso and Verona.


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


“As Europe and Italy’s largest airline, we are delighted to open our newest Italian base at Venice Marco Polo with three new 737 “Gamechanger” aircraft, further strengthening the long-standing cooperation between Ryanair and the SAVE Group. Today’s announcement of 86 routes (20 new) for the Veneto region demonstrates Ryanair’s ability to rapidly rebuild Italian tourism.


“As Ryanair takes delivery of 55 new B737 8-200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft this winter, we are delighted to announce that three of these will be based in Venice Marco Polo for Summer 2022, which represents a $300m investment in Venice Marco Polo Airport. These new aircraft will deliver a total of 24 destinations, including 18 new connections and 100 new jobs in an environmentally sustainable manner.

“As consumer confidence returns, we call on the Italian Government to scrap the municipal tax for all Italian airports, which is damaging the competitiveness of Italian airports versus their European counterparts. The axing of this tax would facilitate a rapid recovery in Italian air traffic and jobs thanks to Ryanair’s low fares and long-term growth plan.


“To celebrate our new Venice Marco Polo base, we are launching an unmissable seat sale, with prices starting from just €19.99 (available until midnight Friday, 8th Oct). A much-deserved getaway is only a click away, so to avoid disappointment, we advise customers to act fast and book directly on www.ryanair.com before these amazing low fares are snapped up!”


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