Low-cost airline, Ryanair, has announced a number of new services from Manchester Airport, with the carrier predicting a strong recovery in demand this summer.
The airline will operate a total of 315 weekly flights, serving 67 destinations. Ryanair is also adding four new summer routes from Manchester Airport, with another six destinations being added in winter.
New routes will connect Manchester Airport with the Romanian capital, Bucharest, Knock in Ireland, Verona in Italy and the Greek island of Santorini. Additions for the winter schedule include Kaunas, Lithuania; Poznan, Poland; Suceava, Romania; Zagreb, Croatia; and Paphos, Cyprus.
As vaccination programmes roll out across Europe, Ryanair is predicting a growth in confidence in travel for the summer holiday season and expanding its services across the continent. As well as at Manchester Airport, the airline has launched new services from Liverpool John Moores and Edinburgh airports.
Director of Commercial at Ryanair, Jason McGuiness, said:
Following the successful vaccination programmes, UK air traffic led by Ryanair, is set to recover strongly in Summer 2021 and we are pleased to announce our recovery schedule for Manchester, which will deliver 5.1m passengers p.a. across 67 routes including new summer and winter routes to exciting destinations Santorini, Paphos, Zagreb and Verona.
“English families/visitors can now book a well-earned summer getaway safe in the knowledge that if their plans change, they can move their travel dates with a zero-change fee up until the end of December 2021.”