November 3, 2008

Ryanair to Base Two Aircraft at Trapani From May 2009

Ryanair has announced that it will base two aircraft at Trapani, Italy from May 2009 and has also confirmed that it will not open a base at Forli after the airport withdrew the agreement it had reached with Ryanair.

According to the airline, the new Trapani base will create two new domestic and three new international routes to and from Trapani. Ryanair has also announced that it will increase the frequency on two existing domestic routes - Rome and Milan, as it transfers the operation of seven existing routes to Trapani based aircraft.

Ryanair's new routes will connect Trapani with Paris, Brussels, Oslo, Venice and Turin. Existing routes to Rome will increase to a twice daily frequency, while to Milan will increase from four frequencies per week to become a daily service.

The airline will base two Boeing 737-800 series aircraft at Trapani which will operate 15 routes to and from the Sicilian airport, sustaining 1,000 local jobs. Ryanair has confirmed that it will now not operate the six new domestic routes it had earlier announced from Forli.