26 New Routes and a New UK Base for Ryanair
Ryanair is to use Manchester airport as its next UK base, the airline has announced.
Two aircraft will be initially based at the new hub from October 2011, and by next summer it plans to increase that to four plans and 26 routes.
Famous for its controversial ads, the airline’s website has run a photo of ex-News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks over the past few days with the headline “Hacked off with high fares?” and a speech bubble by her photo saying “I’m outta here with Ryanair”.
Ryanair also splashed its latest ad campaign across the UK papers over the weekend.
The new base is good news for Manchester airport – 2,000 jobs should be created and the new routes will deliver up to two million passengers a year.
The 26 Manchester routes have just gone on sale and include some of the top timeshare destinations including Alicante, Barcelona, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Murcia, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife and Valencia as well as Bezier, Bremen, Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, Katiwice, Madrid, Memmingen, Milan, Oslo, Paris, Reus, Rome, Rzeszow, Tallinn and Tours.