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2008-11-07 03:00:10

Ireland-based low-cost airline Ryanair has opened its 26th base at the Reus Airport in Spain. The airline has announced new domestic routes which will link Reus with Santander, Seville, Santiago de Compostela and Palma de Mallorca starting December 19, 2008 and a new international route to Paris, France. Four of the new Reus routes will operate as daily services, while the new service to Seville will operate twice daily. Eddie Wilson, director of personnel and in-flight at Ryanair,...

2008-11-06 06:00:13

Ireland-based low-cost airline Ryanair has launched its 27th base at Edinburgh Airport in the UK. Ryanair will base two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, worth $140 million, to serve 23 routes to and from Edinburgh. Lesley Kane, head of sales and marketing for Europe at Ryanair, said: "The base launch will see 11 new routes on offer from Edinburgh Airport adding to the existing eight routes already in operation. Along with these 19 routes we have recently announced two ski destinations to...

2008-11-03 06:00:14

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...

2008-10-27 09:00:26

Ryanair has announced the closure of its base at Valencia in Spain following the refusal of the Comunitat Valenciana to engage in constructive discussions in relation to the promotion of the airport and its routes across the airline's network in Europe. According to the company, the closure will lead to a loss of over 70 weekly flights, 750,000 passengers per annum and over 750 jobs in the region. Ryanair's investment of over $140 million will be moved to another base in its network....

2008-10-03 06:00:16

By Stuart Arnold AIRLINE Ryanair has said it is ?fully committed? to Durham Tees Valley Airport (DTVA) and is happy with how its routes are performing. Ryanair follows KLM ? which flies three times daily to Amsterdam?s Schiphol Airport ? in pledging its allegiance to the airport. DTVA has recently been hit by announcements from holiday company Thomson, which said that from next year it would no longer operate its route to Alicante, while Hungarian carrier Wizz Air also cancelled flights...

2008-07-30 00:00:33

The number of people using East Midlands Airport is continuing to grow. The Castle Donington airport saw passenger numbers for June rise by 5% on the same month last year to 563,159. Passenger numbers have risen at the airport for the ninth successive quarter. Non-EU destinations saw the biggest increase in passengers, as holiday-makers were looking for more value-for-money destinations outside Europe. Passenger numbers are expected to increase further following the announcement of...

2008-07-19 00:00:28

RYANAIR has announced two new scheduled routes to Spain from Leeds Bradford International Airport. The budget airline will operate flights three times a week to Alicante and four times a week to Girona Barcelona, starting this winter. Bridget Dowling, the sales and marketing manager at the airline, told the Yorkshire Post: "The talk at the moment is about the rising cost of fuel, but, just to make it clear, Ryanair is still on track for traffic growth on our entire route network. "We...

2008-06-25 18:00:00

Low fare airline Ryanair yesterday announced a new route from Birmingham to Prague. The move follows the launch of the airline's new base at Birmingham last week when the airline announced nine other new routes also due to take off in October. Ryanair's Bridget Dowling said: "The people of the West Midlands have a lot to celebrate this month as Ryanair announces a 10th new route from Birmimgham. The new flight to Prague which starts on October 26th will operate five times weekly on...

2008-06-21 09:00:32

By Jerome Taylor From gastronomic in-flight menus to luxury seats that turn into sumptuous beds, the world's great airlines spend millions of pounds each year trying to lure passengers to fly with them. British Airways espouses the virtues of Club World. Emirates offers the latest in digital entertainment. On Palmair, they pop flowers in the lavatories. The tiny airline, which runs a single, economy-only service out of Bournemouth, was voted, along with Air New Zealand, the joint third...

2008-06-17 18:00:28

By Edward Stephens TRAVEL EDITOR IRISH airline Ryanair today announced nine new routes from Birmingham - firing a broadside at other low-cost carriers operating from the airport. Many of the routes - including Palma, Malaga, Murcia and Alicante - are among the bread and butter routes of air-lines such as bmibaby and Monarch, which have expanded rapidly at Birmingham. The other routes announced today are Fuerteventura, Krakow, Katowice, Kaunas and Derry. Flights to all nine...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'