Low cost carrier Ryanair has been in the news a lot recently: profit warnings, promises to improve their image and customer service, a redesigned website and a simpler online booking system have all hit the headlines.
Now the budget airline, Ryanair, has announced twelve new European routes from Stansted, all of which will start next April. It is hoped that this, in conjunction with more frequent flights on existing routes, will boost passenger numbers from Stansted by 1.3 million a year.
Ryanair already flies to multiple places from Stansted airport, their new destinations are as follows:
- Basel, one of the most important cultural centres in Switzerland
- Bordeaux, located in one of France’s main wine regions
- Brive, a French city with a medieval centre and picturesque buildings
- Bucharest, capital of Romania, once known as Little Paris because of its culture
- Comiso in the south-east of Sicily, a must for fans of the popular television series Inspector Montalbano
- Dortmund, the eighth largest city in Germany and home to the football team Borussia Dortmund
- Lisbon, capital of Portugal and gateway to the beautiful coastal area around Cascais
- Osijek in eastern Croatia with its baroque fortress and spas
- Podgorica, capital of Montenegro, handy for skiing holidays and seaside breaks
- Prague, capital of the Czech Republic and a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Rabat, capital of Morocco and runner-up in CNN’s list of Top Travel Destinations for 2013
- Skellefteå in Sweden with its famous hockey team, Skellefteå AIK
The twelve new routes bring the total operated out of Stansted to 126. Frequency of service varies from four flights a week to the more unusual destinations such as Comiso, Brive, Podgorica, Skellefteå and Osijek, to twenty-eight a week to the more mainstream Lisbon.