New Ryanair base (No.72) at Ponta Delgada in the Azores

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1 Aircraft ($100m Investment) At Ponta Delgada Airport

3 New Routes To London, Lisbon & Porto, 350,000 Customers P.A.

B4FkfSACYAEDeMdRyanair today (5 Dec) announced it will open its 4th Portuguese base (No.72 in total) in the Azores from April 2015 with 1 based aircraft and 3 new routes to London Stansted, Lisbon and Porto, which will deliver 350,000 customers p.a. and support 350 “on-site” jobs*, as it invests $100m in the Azores following the removal by INAC of the PSO restrictions.

Ryanair’s base in the Azores will deliver:

  • 1 based Boeing 737-800 aircraft
  • 3 new routes to London Stansted (1 x weekly), Lisbon (2 x daily) and Porto (1 x daily)
  • 20 weekly flights with morning and evening schedules
  • 350,000 customers p.a.
  • 350* “on site” jobs p.a.

Ryanair is also in discussions with the Government of the Azores about possible services to Terceira and additional international flights to the Islands.

Customers can fly on Ryanair’s twice-daily service to Lisbon and daily service to Porto while enjoying allocated seating, a free 2nd carry-on bag, reduced fees, a new website, a brand new 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’s 3 new Azores routes go on sale on the Ryanair.com website today at fares from €29.99 one-way for travel in April, May and June and are available for booking until midnight Monday (8 Dec).

3 NEW AZORES ROUTES

Route Start Date Ryanair TAP/SATA Savings
Ponta Delgada – Lisbon From Apr ‘15 €29.99 €250.62 €220.63
Ponta Delgada – Porto From Apr ‘15 €29.99 €250.62 €220.63
Ponta Delgada – London From Apr ‘15 €49.99 N/A N/A

*prices as of 03 Dec 14 for travel on 01Apr 15, one-way

Secretary for Tourism and Transport, Vitor Manuel Angelo Fraga said:

On behalf of the Azorean Government, I want to welcome Ryanair to the Azores. I hope and expect that Ryanair will achieve great success with its operations here in the Azores, and we look forward to working together to promote the development of tourism on our islands.”

Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said:

“Ryanair is pleased to announce our new base in the Azores from April 2015, with 3 new low fare routes to London (1 x weekly), Lisbon (2 x daily) and Porto (1 x daily), which will deliver 350,000 customers annually and support 350* “on-site” jobs, as Ryanair invests $100m in the Azores.

Ryanair welcomes the Government’s decision to open the Azorean market to competition to the benefit of Island residents, tourists and consumers. Our 3 new Azores routes with daily frequencies and great timings are ideal for business passengers, Island residents and families booking their low fare summer holiday getaways, with fares starting from just €29.99 one-wayfor travel in April, May and June which are available for booking until Monday (8 Dec).”

05 Dec 2014

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