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Ryanair to launch three new winter routes from Copenhagen

Ryanair (Dublin) has announced more growth at its Copenhagen base with three new routes from October 2015 to Alicante, Budapest and Malaga, as part of Ryanair’s 2015 winter schedule. These three new routes will add to Ryanair’s nine Copenhagen routes already operated to Brussels, Cologne/Bonn, Dublin, London (Stansted), Madrid, Milan (Malpensa), Rome, Stockholm and Warsaw.

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Ryanair backs off on trans-Atlantic flights

Ryanair (Dublin) has reportedly backed-off on media reports this week of a possible board approval and proposed low-fare trans-Atlantic flights in the near future. According to this BBC report, quoting a Ryanair statement, “Ryanair has not considered or approved any trans-Atlantic project and does not intend to do so”.

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Ultra low-fare Ryanair is coming to America, will finally launch long-haul flights

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Ryanair (Dublin), after nearly 10 years of statements and small talk, the board of Ryanair (Dublin) have finally approved the launch of trans-Atlantic flights, which it claims could have fares as low £10, as part of an ambitious five-year growth strategy.

The Irish low-cost airline’s board has approved the plans to fly between up to 14 European cities and the same number of US cities. Destinations will include New York, Boston, Chicago and Miami from London Stansted, Dublin and Berlin. The services could start in four or five years’ time if the company can secure a deal to buy long-haul aircraft.

Below: Ryanair. Bookings on the USA site are coming from these five states where Ryanair is likely to serve.

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Ryanair said it was already in talks with manufacturers about purchasing long-haul aircraft but declined to provide further details.

It started in 2007, when Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, stated in April of that year that Ryanair planned to launch a new long-haul airline around 2009. The new airline would be separate from Ryanair and operate under a different branding. It would offer both low cost with fares starting at €10 and a business class service which would be much more expensive, intended to rival airlines like Virgin Atlantic. The new airline would operate from Ryanair’s existing bases in Europe.

Since the Boeing 787 was sold out of production until at least 2012 at the time, and the Airbus A350 XWB would not enter service until 2014, this contributed to the delay of the airline’s launch. It was said that the name of the new airline would be RyanAtlantic and would sell tickets through the Ryanair website under an alliance agreement. In February 2010, O’Leary said the launch would be delayed until 2014, at the earliest, because of the shortage of suitable, cheap aircraft.

Well it’s finally happened now.

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Ryanair said proposed trans-Atlantic fares would start from as little as £10 ($14, 13.2 euros) one-way, with regular prices close to 100 pounds per ticket.
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Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock reporting from Manchester.

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Photo Below: Ryanair. The Irish color green comes from mixing blue and yellow (Ryanair’s colors), the original colors of Ireland.

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Ryanair to further expand in Germany at Cologne/Bonn

Ryanair (Dublin) is doubling its Cologne/Bonn traffic as it launches seven new routes, including a four-times daily service to/from Berlin (Schoenefeld), as part of its Cologne Winter 2015/16 schedule (17 routes in total).

Besides Berlin, the new routes include Copenhagen (once daily), Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) (weekly), Milan (Malpensa) (twice-daily), Porto (four times weekly), Valencia (three times weekly) and Warsaw (daily).

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Ryanair to make Berlin Schonefeld its 73rd base

Ryanair (Dublin) has announced it will open a new base at Berlin (Schonefeld), its 73rd base, from October with five based Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Ryanair will launch 16 new routes (22 in total) as part of its Berlin Winter 2015 schedule, which will grow Ryanair’s Berlin traffic to 2.6 million customers a year.

16 new routes include: Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bari, Bologna, Bratislava, Brussels, Glasgow, Madrid, Malaga, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Riga, Rome (Ciampino), Venice and Valencia.

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Ryanair orders three additional Boeing 737-800s, the “nicer approach” is working

Ryanair (Dublin) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) have announced an order for three Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $280 million at current list prices. With this order the Irish low-cost carrier now has unfilled orders for 174 Next-Generation 737-800s and 100 737 MAX 200s.

This new order will allow Ryanair  to expand its Boeing fleet to over 520 aircraft.

Ryanair operates more than 1,600 flights daily from 72 bases, connecting 189 destinations in 30 countries. With a team of more than 9,700 highly skilled professionals, the airline flew more than 86 million passengers in 2014.

Also, Ryanair has reported a 29% rise in passenger numbers for February, with the low-cost carrier announcing today it carried a total of 5.8 million passengers last month, up from 4.5 million the same time last year.

The airline also said its load factor (how many seats it fills on each flight) rose 11% to 89% in February.

In a statement at the airline’s 30th Anniversary celebration of it’s first flight, CEO Michael O’Leary praised the carrier’s new “soft approach” to passenger relations and “Always Getting Better” campaign.

“If I had known that being nicer to our customers was going to work so well, I’d have been nicer to them much earlier,” O’Leary said.

Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock reporting from Manchester.

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