Ryanair announced (06-Dec-2011) plans to open its 48th base at Billund Airport in Mar-2012, with two based aircraft and 19 routes, delivering an estimated 800,000 p/a and supporting up to 800 jobs in the region (based on Ryanair estimates). The carrier currently operates 14 routes to/from Billand, with five new routes from Billund to Carcassonne, Corfu, Krakow, Venice and Zadar to be launched upon the base opening. Existing routes include services to Alghero, Alicante, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Faro, London, Malaga, Malta, Milan, Palma, Pisa, Rome, Tenerife and Trapani. [more - original PR]
Ryanair to open its 48th base at Billund Airport in Mar-2012 with five new routes
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