Ryanair Agrees 5 Year Extension of its Barcelona Girona Base
(taken from Ryanair website )
LAUNCHES SUMMER 2011 SCHEDULE
63 ROUTES, 8 NEW ROUTES TO COCHSTEDT, KARLSTAD, KRISTIANSTAD, PLOVDIV, RZESZOW, SZCZECIN, SKELLEFTEA & TALLINN
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (23rd Dec) announced a five year extension if its low cost base at Barcelona Girona Airport, which will see it base up to 10 aircraft in Girona airport, at the launch of its summer 2011 schedule which will deliver 63 routes, including eight new routes to Cochstedt, Karlstad, Kristianstad, Plovdiv, Rzeszow, Szczecin, Skelleftea and Tallinn. Ryanair will deliver over 4m passengers p.a. to Girona, sustaining over 4,000 jobs in and around Girona Airport.
Ryanair celebrated this new five year deal and its expanded Girona summer 2011 schedule by releasing 1million €6 seats for travel across its European network in February, which are available for booking on www.ryanair.com until midnight (24:00hrs) Friday (24th Dec). Ryanair’s Girona summer schedule, including its eight new routes, will be available for booking from Friday 24th Dec.
Speaking in Girona Ryanair’s Luis Fernandez said:
“Ryanair is delighted to announce a five year deal extension of our base agreement at Girona Airport which will see Ryanair deliver 4m passengers p.a. through Girona, sustaining over 4,000 local jobs. Today we launch our Girona summer 2011 schedule which offers passengers 63 routes, including eight exciting new destinations.
To celebrate our new five year deal, our summer schedule and our new routes we are releasing 1m €6 seats for travel in February on over 500 Ryanair routes throughout Europe.”
Girona Airport’s Manuel Nadal said:
“We are delighted to have received this vote of confidence from Europe’s largest airline. Securing a five year deal with Ryanair has guaranteed the future of Girona Airport as we welcome 4m Ryanair passengers each year. The launch of Ryanair’s Girona summer 2011 schedule with 63 routes, including exciting new destinations underlines the value that Ryanair delivers and the importance of its continued operation to regional tourism and jobs. We look forward to working closely with Ryanair for a further five years.”