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Ryanair to open Brussels Airport base in Feb-2014

28-Nov-2013 6:51 AM

Ryanair announced (27-Nov-2013) it will open its second Belgian base at Brussels Airport in Feb-2014, with four based aircraft and ten new routes - see Route Changes Table for more information:

  • Brussels-Alicante: Daily service. According to OAG, Brussels Airlines, Jetairfly and Vueling also operate on the route;
  • Brussels-Barcelona: Thrice daily service. According to OAG, Brussels Airlines and Vueling also operate on the route;
  • Brussels-Ibiza: Daily service. According to OAG, Jetairfly and Vueling operate seasonally on the route;
  • Brussels-Lisbon: Twice daily service. According to OAG, Brussels Airlines, TAP Portugal and Vueling also operate on the route;
  • Brussels-Malaga: Daily service. According to OAG, Brussels Airlines, Jetairfly and Vueling also operate on the route;
  • Brussels-Palma de Mallorca: Daily service. According to OAG, Jetairfly and Vueling operate seasonally on the route;
  • Brussels-Porto: Daily service. According to OAG, Brussels Airlines, TAP Portugal and Vueling also operate on the route;
  • Brussels-Rome Fiumicino: Twice daily service to launch on 27-Feb-2014. According to OAG, Alitalia, Brussels Airlines and Vueling also operate on the route;
  • Brussels-Valencia: Daily service. According to OAG, Vueling also operates on the route;
  • Brussels-Venice Treviso: Daily service. According to OAG, Brussels Airlines and Vueling operate to Venice Marco Polo.

The carrier expects the new base will add 1.5 million passengers p/a, as well as creating 1500 new jobs in Brussels. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said: "Ryanair is delighted to announce Brussels Zaventem as our second base in Belgium in addition to Brussels Charleroi. These 10 new routes with daily or multiple daily frequencies to Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Lisbon, Malaga, Palma, Porto, Rome, Valencia and Venice, are ideal for business passengers or families booking getaways from summer 2014, who can also enjoy Ryanair’s recently announced customer service improvements." [more - original PR]