Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Ryanair will increase the number of flights from Palma to Barcelona, Cologne and other destinations. The airline presented its summer 2015 schedule for Palma de Mallorca airport, which includes 305 flights a week.
To celebrate the launch of the 2015 summer schedule from Palma Airport, Ryanair is selling 100,000 seats to fly across its European network at prices from 19.99 euros. These low fare seats are available for booking until midnight tonight, January 15, though only for flying in January, February and March. http://www.ryanair.com
Ryanair indicated they will increase the frequency of their connection flights from Palma to; Barcelona, Cologne, East Midlands and London Stansted airports during the coming summer season where they plan to offer up to 47 air routes.
In a statement, Ryanair revealed that they are confident of plans to enable them to transport a total of three million passengers and maintain 3,000 jobs at the Palma airport. Ryanair schedules routes mean a lot for airport cities as ACI research confirms up to 1,000 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers.
Ryanair added that they will continue to connect Palma airport with some of the major business centers in Europe. Some of which include daily shuttles, for example; three daily flights to London, two daily flights to Manchester and a daily flight to Dublin.
The Chief Commercial Officer for Ryanair, David O’Brien, maintained that there is potential for growth in Palma airport, while appreciating there is competition from new markets. The low-cost airline has six aircraft based in Palma de Mallorca and travelers can choose routes to 15 countries.
On another Balearic destination that Ryanair’s representative stressed the carrier’s interest in is the Madrid-Mahon, Menorca airport route, but stressed that they can’t do anything because it’s declared a Public Service Obligation by the Spanish government. However he pointed out that Ryanair have shown that they are able to offer more profitable rates, so they are willing and ready to apply for it at the time the OSP is lifted.
Ryanair passenger can also now enjoy new services that have been gradually brought in such as that of; of assigned seating, a second piece of hand luggage free, reduced fares, a new website and mobile app with mobile boarding cards besides the ‘Family Extra’ and ‘Business Plus’ services. All these position Ryanair as the perfect choice for families, leisure and business travelers.
Following the launch of ‘Business Plus’, a product developed for Ryanair’s business passengers, Ryanair now offers business travelers the lowest rates and best service.