25. January 2011 06:45
Ryanair recently announced the expansion of its Manchester route connectivity with new places such as Alicante, Faro, Madrid and Tenerife. The airline will also increase the frequency to twice from the existing Dublin route from the airport.
Previously, till August 2009 the airline served on the routes that included Girona, Cagliare, Frankfurt Hahn, Bremen, Brussels Charelroi, Dusseldorf Weeze, Marseille, Milan, Bergomo and Shannon, which had connectivity with Manchester. Later the services were pulled back from the above routes and only Dublin route remained operational.
The airline operates four daily services on Dublin route and will be increasing it to six times a week. The new routes will begin from 14th April 2011 and the bookings of the flights will start from 27th January 2011. Out of the new four routes Easyjet and Jet2 are currently operational on the Manchester-Alicante route, Monarch and Jet2 are operational over Manchester-Faro route, and Easyjet, Monarch and Jet2 are all operational over the Tenerife route.
Madrid is the brand new route and will serve the Manchester based business travelers who look ahead to reach Spain’s capital.
The airline is also planning to provide ‘twice a week’ new service from 12th April 2011 to Alicante from the Humberside airport.
“We’re delighted to see Ryanair expanding its services from MAG’s airports which is a sign of the strength in our relationship. At Manchester, Ryanair has seen an opportunity to grow in the off peak period which enables us to make the best use of our infrastructure assets at a traditionally quiet time of day. Equally, Ryanair’s new twice-weekly service to Alicante from Humberside Airport and its decision to add a weekly Palma service from Bournemouth are important, positive developments for MAG,” said Penny Coates, chief operating officer of the Manchester Airports Group.