Ryanair announces 24 winter routes at Lufthansa’s giant Frankfurt hub

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  • 24 winter 2017 routes
  • Seven Frankfurt-based aircraft, with a $700m investment
  • Ryanair estimates 2.3m customers a year and creation of 1,750 jobs

Ryanair is pitting itself against European rival Lufthansa, formally launching its first Frankfurt Main winter schedule. Destinations are Athens, Barcelona, Brindisi, Catania, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Krakow, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Pisa, Porto, Seville, Tenerife, Toulouse, Valencia and Venice.

Ryanair will connect Frankfurt Main with major business centres on high frequency services including Barcelona (daily), London (2 daily), Lisbon (daily), Madrid (daily) and Milan (daily). The new Frankfurt routes will go on sale on the Ryanair.com website later this week.

Michael O'Leary in Frankfurt Airport

Michael O’Leary in Frankfurt Airport

Ryanair’s Frankfurt Winter 2017 schedule will deliver:

  • 7 based aircraft
  • 20 new routes: Athens (daily), Barcelona (daily), Brindisi (3 wkly), Catania (4), Glasgow (daily), Gran Canaria (2 wkly), Krakow (daily), Lanzarote (2 wkly), Lisbon (daily), London (2 daily), Madrid (daily), Manchester (6 wkly),  Milan (daily), Pisa (3 wkly), Porto (daily), Seville (3 wkly), Tenerife (3), Toulouse (4), Valencia (daily) & Venice (daily)
  • 24 routes in total including Alicante (3 wkly), Faro (3), Malaga (4) & Palma (4).
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Ryanair’s Frankfurt Main summer 2017 schedule features four routes to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma commencing on March 28.

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said in Frankfurt: “We are pleased to launch our first Frankfurt Main winter schedule with 20 new routes which will deliver over 2.3m customers p.a. and support 1,750 jobs [estimated]at Frankfurt Airport.  Our seven based aircraft represents an investment of $700m, which further underlines our commitment to growing traffic, tourism and jobs in the Hesse region and we look forward to working closely with Fraport to deliver industry leading efficiencies and further growth at Germany’s biggest airport.

“We are also pleased to report record bookings on our four Frankfurt Main summer 2017 routes to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma and German customers and visitors can look forward to even lower fares so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair.”

 

           

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