Ryanair announces 2 new bases at Bari and Brindisi

16 September 2009

Ryanair has today announced two new Italian bases at Bari and Brindisi, bringing its total European bases to 36.

From January 2010, Ryanair will base two aircraft at Bari and open 9 new routes (16 in total) while in February it will base one aircraft at Brindisi and open four new routes (9 in total). These new routes go on sale tomorrow.

Ryanair’s 9 new routes from Bari to Brussels (Charleroi), Cagliari, Dusseldorf (Weeze), Genoa, Karlsruhe – Baden Baden, Paris (Beauvais), Trapani, Treviso and Valencia, which begin from 14th January, will increase Ryanair’s traffic at Bari to 1.2m passengers p.a. and sustain 1,200 jobs at Bari Airport.

Ryanair’s four new routes from Brindisi to Barcelona (Girona), Eindhoven, Trapani and Treviso will begin from 4th February and increase Ryanair’s traffic at Brindisi to 650,000 passengers p.a. which will sustain 650 local jobs.

Ryanair celebrated these two new bases and 13 new routes by releasing 1 million €1 seats for travel across its European network in October and November which are available for booking on ryanair.com until midnight Thursday (17th Sept).

Speaking in Bari Airport today, Ryanair’s Michael Cawley said:

“Ryanair is delighted to announce two new bases at Bari and Brindisi which will deliver nine new routes to/from Bari in January and four new routes to/from Brindisi in February in a total investment worth $210m.

“Ryanair’s Bari base will deliver 1.2million passengers p.a. and sustain 1,200 local jobs while our Brindisi base will deliver 650,000 passengers p.a. and sustain 650 local jobs.

“To celebrate our 35th and 36th bases at Bari and Brindisi and our 13 new routes, which go on sale from tomorrow, we are launching 1 million €1 seats for travel in October and November on over 500 Ryanair routes throughout Europe”.

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