Ryanair announces 3 additional new Athens routes to Budapest, Bratislava and Santorini

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1 NEW aircraft ($100m investment), 6 NEW SUMMER ROUTEs & 2.2M customers P.A.

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite airline, today (16 Dec) added 3 new routes to its Athens Summer 2015 schedule, to/from Budapest, Bratislava & Santorini, which will deliver over 2.2m customers in 2015 and support over 2,200* “on-site” jobs at Athens Airport, as Ryanair doubles its Athens traffic.

Ryanair’s extended Athens Summer 2015 schedule will deliver:

  •          1 new based aircraft (4 in total)
  •          6 new routes: Budapest, Bratislava, Santorini (2 x daily), Brussels, Rome & Warsaw
  •          12 Athens routes in total
  •          161 weekly return flights
  •          1.1m new customers (2.2m customers p.a. in total)
  •          2,200* “on-site” jobs p.a.

Greek customers and visitors can choose from 12 routes from Athens next summer, while enjoying allocated seating, a free 2nd carry-on bag, reduced fees, a new Greek website, a smartphone app with mobile boarding passes, and our new Family Extra and Business Plus services, making Ryanair the ideal choice for families, business and leisure travellers.

Ryanair will also continue to connect Athens with Europe’s major business centres, including Brussels (1 x daily), London (2 x daily) and Milan (10 x weekly) offering business customers the largest range of destinations at the lowest fares, with the most flights, improved schedules and best service, following the launch of Ryanair’s tailored business product, Business Plus.

Ryanair celebrated its extended Athens Summer 2015 schedule by releasing 100,000 seats for sale across its European network, at prices from €19.99 for travel in January, February and March 2015. These low fare seats are available for booking until midnight Thursday (18 Dec).

In Athens, Ryanair’s Chief Operating Officer, David O’Brien said:

“Ryanair is pleased to announce an additional three new Athens routes to Budapest, Bratislava and Santorini, as part of an extended Summer 2015 schedule, as we add another aircraft to Athens, bringing our investment to over $400m.

With a total of 12 exciting summer routes to choose from, including a double daily service to Santorini, Ryanair will double its Athens traffic to over 2.2m customers this year and sustain over 2,200 jobs. As Greece’s fastest growing airline, we look forward to delivering further jobs, traffic and tourism growth across Greece. 

Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said:

Greek consumers already choose Ryanair for our low fares, industry leading customer service and great route choice. Now they can also book their summer 2015 flights on our new Greek website and great new app, carry a free small 2nd carry-on bag, enjoy allocated seats, avail of our new Family Extra and Business Plus services, and use their personal electronic devices at all stages of their flight, as Ryanair continues to deliver so much more than just the lowest fares.

To celebrate Ryanair’s additional investment in Athens, and 3 new routes for Summer ’15, we are releasing 100,000 seats on sale from €19.99 for travel in January, February and March 2015, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (18 Dec). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

16 Dec 2014

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