15 December 2012

Ryanair to Open New Base in Krakow, Poland in April 2013

- 53rd based and 2nd in Poland
- two-based aircraft and 4 new routes (31 in total) 
- Sustain up to 1,600 “on site” jobs in Krakow 

12 December 2012 - Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today announced it would open its 53rd base and 2nd in Poland at Krakow in April 2013 with two-based aircraft and unveiled 4 new routes (31 in total), to/from Dortmund, Gothenburg, Manchester and Kos, as Ryanair invests over $140 million at Krakow Airport.

Ryanair celebrated its new Krakow base by launching a 100,000 seat sale with fares starting from £12 for travel across its European network in January.  

Speaking in Krakow today, Ryanair’s Michael Cawley said, “Polish consumers/visitors can now beat the recession and escape Wizz’s high fares and fuel surcharging by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee from Krakow to 31 exciting European destinations, including Paris, London and Milan, amongst others. Ryanair’s 1.6m passengers p.a. will sustain up to 1,600 “on site” jobs in Krakow.” 

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