Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today (1 Apr) opened its 3rd Greek base at Athens (65th in total) with 2 based aircraft and 6 exciting routes, which will deliver up to 1.2m passengers p.a. and sustain some 1,200 “on-site” jobs* at Athens Airport, with up to 150 weekly flights.
In 2014, Ryanair’s growth at Athens will deliver:
2 based aircraft
6 routes to Chania, London, Milan, Paphos, Rhodes & Thessaloniki
Over 1.2m passengers
Over 1,200* jobs sustained
Ryanair announced that it will launch a dedicated Greek website at the end of April, which will allow Greek consumers to book the lowest fares directly on Ryanair.com.
Ryanair celebrated the start of the summer season and the opening of its new Athens base by releasing 100,000 seats on sale at prices from €19.99 for travel in May and June, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (3 Apr).
In Athens today, Ryanair’s Head of Sales & Marketing, Peter Bellew said:
“Ryanair is delighted to open its new base at Athens, offering 6 exciting routes to Chania, London, Milan, Paphos, Rhodes and Thessaloniki, which will deliver over 1.2m passengers p.a. and sustain over 1,200* “on-site” jobs at Athens Airport. Our 6 new Athens routes will allow Greek consumers and visitors to escape Aegean/Olympic’s high fares and instead enjoy Ryanair’s lowest fares and industry leading customer service and punctuality.
This is the first summer where Ryanair customers can enjoy a free small second carry-on bag, “quiet flights”, allocated seats and use their personal electronic devices at all stages of their flight, making Ryanair the ideal choice for families and friends looking to get away this summer, with a new website, smartphone app, and family and business products coming soon.
And very importantly, we are delighted to have a website in Greek that will launch at the end of April.
Only Ryanair, with its 175 new aircraft order, can deliver the capacity, new markets and low costs demanded by Greek consumers and visitors, and looks forward to working with Athens Airport to unlock its vast potential currently suppressed by high access air costs, and to help grow tourism, traffic and jobs through our growth in Greece.
To celebrate the opening of our new Athens base, we are releasing 100,000 seats on sale from €19.99 for travel in May and June, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (3 Apr). Since these amazing prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log on to the www.ryanair.com website and avoid missing out.”
Source / Author: Ryanair