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UPDATE: Ryanair Grows Barcelona Operation By 10% And Madrid By 12%

Tue, 31st Jan 2017 15:07

LONDON (Alliance News) - Ryanair Holdings PLC on Tuesday said it is launching six new routes from Barcelona Airport in Spain, after earlier in the day announcing eleven new routes from Madrid.

The Irish low-cost airline said it will launch four new routes from Barcelona to Krakow in Poland, Luxembourg, Prague in the Czech Republic and Venice in Italy, as well as two new winter routes to Brussels Charleroi in Belgium and Naples in Italy.

Ryanair said it was also adding more flights to 8 existing routes from Barcelona to Bologna in Italy, Budapest in Hungary, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Malaga in Spain, Palma in Mallorca, Seville in Spain and Tenerife.

Ryanair said this will deliver 7.1 million customers per year and support 5,300 jobs at Barcelona airport, growing its operation in the city by 10%.

In a separate statement earlier in the day, Ryanair announced its Madrid winter schedule, which it said will deliver 6.7 million customers a year and support 5,000 jobs at Madrid airport. This will increase Ryanair's operation in Madrid by 12%, it said.

The group said it will launch three new routes from Madrid to Bari in Italy, Glasgow in Scotland, and Prague in the Czech Republic, on top of eight new winter routes to Cagliari, Lamezia, Naples, Palermo and Verona in Italy, Luxembourg, Newcastle in the UK and Nuremberg in Germany.

In addition, it will launch more flights on four existing routes from Madrid to Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Fuerteventura, Ibiza and Palma in Mallorca.

Shares in Ryanair were trading down 0.1% at EUR14.46 on Tuesday afternoon.

By Karolina Kaminska; karolinakaminska@alliancenews.com; @KarolinaAllNews

Copyright 2017 Alliance News Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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