Ryanair on 12 June celebrated the opening of its new Bordeaux base (its 2nd French base after Marseilles) with 3 based aircraft (an investment of $300m) and 37 routes, connecting 14 countries, as Ryanair delivers 1.4m customers p.a. at Bordeaux airport.
Ryanair also announced two new Summer 2020 routes to Agadir and Thessaloniki, both operating twice weekly from April 2020.
Ryanair’s new Bordeaux base will deliver:
- 3 based aircraft ($300m investment)
- 37 routes including: Alicante (2 per week), Bari (2), Budapest (2), Bologna (2), Brest (3), Brussels Charleroi (5), Cologne (3), Copenhagen (3), Cork (2), Dublin (2), Edinburgh (3), Faro (2), Fez (2), Krakow (2), Lamezia (2), Lille (1 daily), Lisbon (5), London Stansted (6), Malaga (3), Manchester (2), Marrakesh (2), Marseille (1 daily), Milan Bergamo (5), Mykonos (1), Nador (2), Naples (2), Oujda (1), Ouarzazate (2), Palermo (2), Porto (3), Prague (2), Rome Ciampino (4), Seville (2), Strasbourg (3), Tangier (2), Valencia (2) & Venice Treviso (3)
- Up to 86 weekly flights
- 1.4 million customers p.a. (+186%)
- 100 Ryanair jobs
- 1,000* “on-site” jobs p.a.
Bordeaux’s citizens and visitors can book their holidays as far out as October 2020, enjoying even lower fares and Ryanair’s 2019 customer care improvements. To celebrate Ryanair has released 100,000 sale seats from just €17.99 for travel between June and September, which are only available for booking on the Ryanair.com website until midnight Friday (14 June).
In Bordeaux, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
“We are pleased to open our second French base in Bordeaux, with 3 based aircraft (an investment of $300m), and 37 routes, delivering 1.4m customers p.a., creating 100 Ryanair pilot and cabin crew jobs and supporting 1,000* airport jobs.
The most popular Bordeaux routes for Summer 2020 are now on sale, including 2 new routes to Agadir and Thessaloniki. To celebrate, Ryanair is releasing 100,000 sale seats from just €17.99 for travel between June and September, which are available for booking until midnight Friday (14 June). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”
Pascal Personne, Charmain of Bordeaux Airport, said:
“When Ryanair opens a base in Bordeaux, it invests in its development. It is a mark of obvious confidence in the dynamism of the neo-Aquitaine territory. Ryanair’s anchorage in Bordeaux is a real boost from an economic and tourist point of view. The overall flight offer now includes 37 routes to 14 countries, including winter. No less than 25 new routes will be opened this year, reinforcing the 12 already existing routes.”
*ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers