£156m London Luton Airport investment for Ryanair
Leading airline Ryanair will invest £156m at London Luton Airport, introducing two new aircraft and six new routes.
As part of its winter 2018 schedule, Ryanair will invest in two new aircraft at its London Luton Airport base. It will also launch new routes to Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bologna, Cork and Malaga. Furthermore, the airline plans to boost its Vilnius service with more flights.
In total, Ryanair will deliver 21 routes from London Luton Airport from winter 2018, serving 2.2 million passengers every year.
Thrice-weekly flights to Alicante and Athens will take place from winter. Meanwhile, Ryanair will fly from Luton to Barcelona and Bologna daily, while passengers will be able to travel to Cork and Malaga six times a week.
The winter 2018 schedule from Ryanair will cover a total of 100 flights every week.
Ryanair’s David O’Brien said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce 2 more aircraft at Luton (6 aircraft in total) for our winter 2018/19 schedule. We will deliver 6 exciting new routes to Spain, Greece, Italy and Ireland and have added more flights to Vilnius, as we increase our schedule to 107 weekly flights, carrying 2.2m annual customers to/from London Luton.
To celebrate these new routes, we are releasing seats for sale on these new routes from just £14.99, which are available for booking from today until midnight Monday (27th August) for travel from September to January. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”
Chief Executive Officer of Luton Airport, Nick Barton said: “Ryanair has been a big part of our success since it first started flying from LLA in 1986, and the decision to expand its presence here is a testament to our transformation into a world class international airport. We are currently carrying out the single biggest investment in our 80-year history to meet continued demand from passengers and give them the best travel experience possible. Our continued work with airline partners means that passengers now have more choice of destinations than ever before. We look forward to continuing to work with Ryanair as we grow and transform.”
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