Ryanair launches 11 new UK routes for winter 2021 

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Ryanair has launched 11 new winter 2021/22 routes from the UK. The UK winter schedule now operates over 2,000 weekly flights to more than 400 destinations, including 11 brand-new, to a host of European hotspots.

UK customers can book a winter break to one of Ryanair’s new routes with the reassurance of a zero-change fee should their plans change. To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a £19.99 seat sale for travel until the end of March 2022, which must be booked by midnight on Thursday, 19th August on Ryanair.com.

The new routes are as follows:

  • Birmingham-Bucharest
  • Birmingham-Turin
  • Birmingham-Vilnius
  • Bournemouth- Budapest
  • Bournemouth-Wrocław
  • Bristol-Madrid
  • Bristol- Barcelona
  • Birmingham-Milan Bergamo
  • Cardiff-Dublin
  • London Gatwick-Malaga
  • London Luton-Grenoble

Commenting on the development, Ryanair’s director of commercial, Jason McGuinness, said: “As Europe’s largest airline, we are delighted to announce 11 new winter routes from UK cities Bournemouth, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and London for those who are looking to enjoy a sunny winter getaway, or take in the sights on a city break to the likes of Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin or Milan.”

Earlier this month, Ryanair announced a new base opening in Newcastle for summer 2022, with two based aircraft, 63 departing flights a week and 19 routes in total, including 12 new connections to a host of international destinations across Europe from March next year. The new base will support jobs and tourism and will give a much-needed boost to UK customers and the economy, claims the low-cost carrier.

Ryanair’s new Newcastle base will deliver:

  • Two based aircraft (equivalent to $200m investment)
  • 60 direct jobs
  • 400+ indirect jobs
  • 19 routes in total
  • 12 new routes to destinations such as Zadar, Paphos, Chania, Milan, Riga, Ibiza, Menorca, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Krakow

In July, the airline reported a Q1 loss of €273m, compared to a PY Q1 loss of €185m, as a result of the continued impact of Covid-19, but more demand means total revenue increased by almost 200 per cent to over €370m.

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