The expansion as part of a US$280 million investment in Greece will position Ryanair in the Greek market with additional of 3 based aircraft and 9 new routes.
Ryanair’s new Athens base from April 2014 will deliver 2 based aircraft, 6 new routes to Chania, London, Milan, Paphos, Rhodes & Thessaloniki and 154 weekly flights. It is expected that with the launch of new Athens base, Ryanair will carry over 1.2 million new passengers from Athens and the new base will supply 1200 jobs to economy.
On the other hand Ryanair will grow at Thessaloniki with 1 based aircraft, 3 new routes: Athens, Pisa & Warsaw (16 in total), a total of 212 weekly flights, over 1.6m pax p.a, and over 1,600* “on site” jobs.
Ryanair celebrated its 2 new Greek bases by releasing 100,000 seats on sale at prices from just €16.99 for travel in February and March, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (16 Jan). Ryanair’s 6 new Athens routes and 3 new Thessaloniki routes will begin in April and is on sale at www.ryanair.com from Wednesday, 15 January, 2014.