RYANAIR LAUNCHES LONDON SUMMER 2017 SCHEDULE
2 NEW ROUTES TO STRASBOURG & FARO
CALLS ON GOVT TO APPROVE 3 LONDON RUNWAYS IN POST BREXIT INITIATIVE
Ryanair, Europe's No.1 airline, today (31 Aug) launched its London summer 2017 schedule, with 2 new routes to Strasbourg and Faro, and more flights to Sofia and Nuremberg, which will deliver 23.6m customers p.a. and support 18,000* jobs at London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Luton airports.
Ryanair's London summer 2017 schedule will deliver:
· New route to Strasbourg (2 wkly)
· More flights to: Sofia (2 daily) & Nuremberg (2 daily)
· 132 routes in total
· 19.9m customers p.a.
· 15,000* "on-site" jobs p.a.
· 5 routes in total: Belfast (4 daily), Cork (1 daily), Dublin (7 daily) & Shannon (1 daily)
· 1.7m customers p.a.
· 1,300* "on-site" jobs p.a.
· New route to: Faro (5 wkly)
· 18 routes in total
· 2m customers p.a.
· 1,500* "on-site" jobs p.a.
In London, Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said:
"We are pleased to launch our London summer 2017 schedule, which includes 2 new routes to Strasbourg and Faro and more flights to Sofia and Nuremberg, which will deliver 23.6 million customers p.a. and support 18,000 jobs at London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Luton airports.
Ryanair calls on the new UK Government to be radical in its decision making on new runways for London instead of picking just one (Heathrow or Gatwick) and calls on Prime Minister Theresa May to approve 3 new runways - one each at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, which will finally resolve the runway capacity issue for the next 50 years, while ensuring competition between airports delivers efficient facilities and prevents airlines and passengers being ripped off by gold-plated monopoly runways.
To celebrate the launch of our London summer 2017 schedule, we are releasing 100,000 seats for sale across our European network from just £19.99, which are available for booking until Monday (5 Sep). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out."
*ACI research confirms up to 750 'on-site' jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers
For further information
please contact: Robin Kiely Piaras Kelly
Ryanair Ltd Edelman Ireland
Tel: +353-1-9451949 Tel: +353-1-6789333
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