Ryanair grows 30% in Belgium and introduces 10 new routes in 2015 (Summer + Winter combined)




Ryanair today (15 July) announced record bookings on its Brussels summer and winter 2015 schedules, which will see traffic grow by 30% at Brussels Charleroi and Brussels Zaventem, as Ryanair delivers over 8m customers p.a. and supports 8,000* “on-site” jobs in Belgium.

Ryanair’s Brussels 2015 schedules will deliver:


Brussels Charleroi:

  • 13 based aircraft
  • 4 new S’15 routes to Athens, Bucharest, Prague and Riga
  • 3 new W’15 routes to Copenhagen, Podgorica & Stockholm
  • 77 routes in total
  • 6m customers p.a. at Charleroi
  • 6,000* “on-site” jobs


Brussels Zaventem:

  • 4 based aircraft
  • 2 new S’15 routes to Dublin & Verona
  • 1 new W’15 route to Berlin
  • 13 routes in total
  • 2m customers p.a. at Zaventem
  • 2,000* “on-site” jobs


Belgian customers/visitors can now choose 90 routes to/from Brussels Charleroi and Brussels Zaventem, while enjoying allocated seating, a free second carry-on bag, reduced fees, an improved website and app, mobile boarding passes, Ryanair’s Family Extra and Business Plus services, making Ryanair the ideal choice for Belgian families, business and leisure travelers.

Ryanair celebrated its 2015 record bookings and 30% growth in Brussels by releasing 100,000 seats for sale across its European network, at prices from €19.99 for travel from September. These low fare seats are available for booking only until midnight Thursday (16 Jul).

In Brussels, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:

“We are pleased with our growth at both Brussels Charleroi and Brussels Zaventem, our 90 Belgian routes, our biggest ever summer schedule, and our new Winter’15 routes to Berlin, Copenhagen, Podgorica and Stockholm, which will deliver over 8m customers p.a. and support 8,000 on site jobs at Charleroi and Zaventem Airports.  

Ryanair will continue to grow traffic and jobs in Belgium, as well as to connect Brussels with Europe’s key capitals, with more flights and improved schedules to major cities including Berlin, Dublin, Madrid and Rome, making Ryanair the ideal choice for Belgian consumers and visitors.

To celebrate our 30% Brussels growth, we are releasing 100,000 seats on sale from €19.99 for travel in September, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (16 July). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”


*ACI research confirms up to 1,000 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers


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