15 December 2012

Ryanair to Open New Base in Eindhoven, Netherlands in April 2013

- Ryanair's 52nd Base and 2nd Dutch base 
- Invests over $70 million at Eindhoven Airport 
- 4 new routes (31 in total) to/from Agadir, Bordeaux, Chania and Fez

11 December 2012 - Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today announced it would open its 52nd base (2nd Dutch base) at Eindhoven in April 2013 with one based aircraft as it invests over $70 million at Eindhoven Airport.

Ryanair unveiled 4 new routes (31 in total) to/from Agadir, Bordeaux, Chania and Fez beginning in April, and the extension of its Warsaw Modlin route, which started in October. 

Ryanair celebrated its new Eindhoven base by launching a 100,000 seat sale with fares starting from £14 for travel across its European network in January.  

Speaking in Eindhoven today, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: “In its route selection, Ryanair has delivered further important ‘Brainport’ business destinations for the province of North Brabant and the stakeholders of Eindhoven Airport. 

Dutch consumers/visitors can now escape KLM’s high fares and fuel surcharging by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee from Eindhoven to 31 exciting European destinations, including London, Milan and Rome, amongst others. Ryanair’s 1.7m passengers p.a. will sustain up to 1,700 “on site” jobs in Eindhoven. 

Ryanair operates over 1,500 flights per day from 51 bases on 1,500 low fare routes across 28 countries, connecting over 168 destinations. Ryanair operates a fleet of over 290 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft with firm orders for a further 13 new aircraft (before taking account of planned disposals), which will be delivered over the next year. Ryanair has a team of more than 8,500 people and expects to carry over 80 million passengers in the current fiscal year. 

Source: Ryanair