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Ryanair Announce New Route From Manchester

Wednesday October 31, 2012

Ryanair Announce New Route From Manchester

Low cost airline Ryanair has announced the addition of a new route to Lanzarote from Manchester airport, commencing from next summer 2013.

The new Manchester to Lanzarote service is bookable from tomorrow and has been created as part of a broader expansion plan by the airline in the North West of England. Which also encompasses the addition of new routes to Corfu, Krakow, Paphos and Trapani from Manchester and to Lublin and Zadar from Liverpool. Along with the creation of more flight services at East Midlands airport.

The addition of the new Ryanair service to Lanzarote further increases the choice for holidaymakers in the North West of England, adding to the existing roster of operators from Manchester which already includes Jet2, Monarch, Thomas Cook and Thomson.

The announcement comes hard on the heels of Ryanair´s withdrawal of six flight routes to Lanzarote from the Spanish mainland, Germany and Holland back in July – a move made in response to the withdrawal of subsidies by the Canary Island tourist authorities. And suggests that despite continuing to play hardball over the issue of incentives the airline is still very keen to compete for profitable routes from Lanzarote´s largest tourist market of the UK.

According to CEO Michael O´Leary Ryanair has enjoyed volume growth of 1 million passengers at Manchester, Liverpool and East Midlands over the last year and will now be flying over 7 million people from these airports in 2013, creating 1000 new jobs in the process.

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