Ryanair has opened a new Bordeaux base – its 2nd French base – with three based aircraft as part of an an investment of $300 million and it will operate 37 routes.
The low-cost carrier will connect the French airport with 14 countries and said it will fly 1.4 million passengers per annum from Bordeaux on 86 weekly flights.
Ryanair also announced two new summer 2020 routes to Agadir and Thessaloniki, both operating twice weekly from April 2020.
In Bordeaux, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said it will create 100 Ryanair pilot and cabin crew jobs and support 1,000 airport jobs.
Bordeaux Airport chairman, Pascal Personne said: “When Ryanair opens a base in Bordeaux, it invests in its development. It is a mark of obvious confidence in the dynamism of the neo-Aquitaine territory.
“Ryanair’s anchorage in Bordeaux is a real boost from an economic and tourist point of view. The overall flight offer now includes 37 routes to 14 countries, including winter. No less than 25 new routes will be opened this year, reinforcing the 12 already existing routes.”