13 MAY 2019
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In a season of anniversaries, Ryanair joined in the fun last week by celebrating its 25-year presence at Manchester Airport, where it has carried more than 30.1m customers since arriving in 1994.
Since its first Manchester flights, the airline has also grown from offering one route – to Dublin – to more than 60; and opened a Manchester base in 2011 which now has 12 aircraft based there.
Sales and marketing executive Eimear Ryan said: “In 25 years, we have become Manchester’s largest airline and customers can now book 63 routes for summer 2019 and 52 routes for winter 2019 including new winter services to Prague and Milan.”
Manchester Airport commercial director Stephen Turner added: “Ryanair has grown massively here at the UK’s global gateway in the North. Its routes and fares are incredibly popular with our 28.5m annual passengers, and we look forward to celebrating further milestones.”
• In another development, Ryanair has launched a connecting flights service at Brussels Charleroi Airport, with 27 routes including Alicante, Budapest, Milan Bergamo and Prague.
It means Ryanair passengers can now book directly on to connecting Ryanair flights and transfer airside without having to go landside, have checked-in baggage transferred through to their final destinations and use one booking reference for both flights.
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