Seven new destinations and increased frequency at Airport Weeze (autor: Ryanair)



Growth at Niederrhein:

Dublin, 29 February 2012: Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low-cost airline, announces strong growth for its Niederrhein Base in Düsseldorf (Weeze)* today. From mid May the Irish airline extends its offer of holiday destinations considerably with seven new connections for the 2012 summer flight schedule. In addition Ryanair also increases the frequency of 10 further routes to popular destinations such as Barcelona-Girona, Barcelona-Reus, Madrid, Porto, Faro, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca and Stockholm- Skavsta.

New to the flight schedule is from 15th May 2012 among others Bilbao, situated in the North of Spain, with flights leaving Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. From 18th May 2012 onwards, Ryanair will also fly to Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia, Spain. Flights leave every Monday and Friday. Fans of the Balearic Islands will also be happy to hear of a new holiday destination: from 16th May 2012 the Irish airline will fly to Mahón, the capital of the island of Menorca. Friends of Italy can look forward to another new destination in the Ryanair flight schedule from Airport Weeze. Starting from 15th May 2012 Ryanair will fly to Pescara, the capital of the Abruzzo Region every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Also from 15th May, supporters of the Greek culture can fly to Chania, the picturesque port city, with flights leaving every Tuesday and Friday. Moreover, passengers leaving from Niederrhein can also travel to Thessaloniki on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. And the late-summer can be enjoyed by Ryanair passengers from Düsseldorf-Weeze in the polish capital. From 2nd September 2012 Warsaw can be reached via the airport of Modlin, with flights leaving Niederrhein on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Henrike Schmidt, Ryanair Germany’s Sales and Marketing Manager, is pleased about the new destinations: ‘’In summer 2012 we will offer more than 53 attractive destinations from Düsseldorf (Weeze), which, thanks to Ryanair, can be reached simply and inexpensively by all interested parties.With such varied destinations as Pescara and Thessaloniki, as well as the Polish Capital Warsaw, we have strengthened the large diversity of destinations at Niederrhein, so as to ensure that there is something for everyone: whether you are a sun-worshipper or interested in culture.’’

To celebrate this announcement, introductory prices starting from € 26,99** are currently available. The offer is available for booking until Thursday 8th March 2012 and is valid for the travel period May and June, for Warsaw Modlin September - October. Further information regarding Ryanair-connections from Düsseldorf (Weeze)* and bookings can be found at:

Ryanair, Europe’s leading low-cost airline, currently offers passengers more than 1,400 routes in 28 countries and operates more than 1,500 flights per day to 165 different airports. The low-cost airline serves over 51 European bases at present The airline owns a fleet of 290 Boeings-737-800NG. In addition there are 21 fixed orders for further aircraft which are expected to be delivered in 2012. At present, Ryanair has more than 8.500 employees and will transport around 75 million passengers in the current financial year.

In Germany, Ryanair offers routes from Frankfurt-Hahn (base with eight aircraft stationed at present), Bremen (Base with three aircraft stationed) and Düsseldorf (Weeze), roughly 70 km from Düsseldorf, situated close to the A57 (Base with seven stationed aircraft), Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden (Base with two airplanes stationed as of 2012) as well as Lübeck, Berlin-Schönefeld, Allgäu-Airport Memmingen (München West), Magdeburg-Cochstedt and Leipzig/Halle. In May Cologne-Bonn will be added to the list as 10th airport serviced by Ryanair.

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*Approximately 70 km from Düsseldorf, situated close to the A57
** Including passenger related taxes- and levies