Ryanair confirms capacity up 1pc and 4 new routes for Ireland for summer 2020 & 3 winter services to continue

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  • New routes to Marseiles, Palanga, Podgorica and Verona
  • Dublin to Billund & Toulouse & Cork-Katowice to continue
  • Algarve flights from Kerry and Knock are secure for 2020
  • Capacity up 1pc, cuts at Shannon and Knock
  • Dubin-Stuttgart to end, 
  • Shannon to lose Bristol, East Midlands & ibiza

Ryanair has confirmed four new routes from Dublin for next spring:  to Palanga in Lithuania 3w, to  Podgorica the capital of Montenegro 2w, to Verona 3w, and a previously announced route to Marseilles which will be 5w rather than the anticipated 3w.

They will continue three winter services,  Dublin services to Billund 2w and Toulouse daily, and Cork to Katowice 2w.

Capacity will increase by 1pc, but the Dublin Stuttgart route will end. Ryanair says further growth is not possible because the Boeing 737MAX is unlikely to be cleared to fly before February and deliveries will resume more slowly than anticipated in the original order schedule.

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Marseilles is a seasonal route for Aer Lingus. Verona is currently served by Aer Lingus and is a charter route from Dublin for TUI airways. Cork to Katowice was previously served by Wizz in 2008.

Ryanair will also increase services on Dublin to Bristol (3 daily), Bydgoszcz 3w, Riga daily and Vilnius 4w. It brings their total routes form Dublin to 105.

From Cork they are increasing Malaga to 6w and Palma to 4w and have 23 routes in total.

Shannon is to lose routes to Bristol, East Midlands and Ibiza. Knock is losing Ryanair services to Lanzarote and Tenerife–South, both ending 2 January 2020.

Ryanair are retaining 11 routes from Knock and six from Kerry, including both of the Algarve services threatened by the closure of Ryanair’s Faro base. The Faro base is now to stay open, altbeit reduced from three to two aircraft, after an agreement with the airport and agreement of seasonal contracts with staff.

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The four new Ryanair routes compare with 20 new routes in 2019, 14 from Dublin, three from Cork, two from Shannon and one from Knock.

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