Ryanair invest $800m into new routes from Krakow Airport for Summer

posted on 27th April 2022 by Olivia Pilling
Ryanair invest $800m into new routes from Krakow Airport for Summer

 

Ryanair announced the largest flight schedule expansion from Krakow for summer 2022. Ryanair will have 8 aircraft based at Krakow airport, 6 of which are the environmentally efficient* B738-8200 “gamechanger”. They are increased their routes by 10, bringing it up to 73 in total, with over 260 flights a week. The new routes include Agadir, Ancona, Berlin, Budapest, Lille, Newcastle, Riga, Stockholm, Turin and Olsztyn-Mazury.

The investment of $800 million allows the maintenance of 420 direct jobs for pilots, deck crew and ground handling, an extra 3,450 indirect jobs in Krakow are viable also.

This is an investment of USD 800 million, which allows for the maintenance of 420 direct jobs for pilots, deck crew members and ground handling, as well as estimated 3,450 indirect jobs in Krakow.**

The investment from Ryanair, is proactive measure to accommodate the busy Summer 2022 season. Eurocontrol report that Ryanair is already flying more than the same period in a pre-pandemic year. Especially as passengers can book flights from Krakow until October 2022 from as little as PLN 89, this investment should aid the growth and traffic seen throughout the season.

Radoslaw Wloszek, President of Kraków Airport, said:

“Despite the cold outside, the airline industry is already in the Summer 2022 season. We are very happy that Kraków Airport, together with our base carrier, has prepared such an interesting network of connections. After the difficult time of the pandemic, passengers are more likely to travel with Ryanair #PROSTOzKRAKOWA on holidays to sunny, warm cities in Europe. We also invite everyone to Krakow and Lesser Poland, spring is the perfect time to discover the charms of the city and explore our region. Watching the passenger traffic at Krakow’s airport increasing from week to week, we know for sure that the fascination and joy of air travel has not stopped! “

*4% more seats, 16% less fuel consumption and 40% lower noise emissions

** ACI research confirms 750 indirect jobs for every million passengers at international airports

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