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Ryanair announces 37th base at Oslo Rygge

24-Nov-2009 Norways's first base. 3 aircraft, 16 new routes and 1.7M passengers p.a. from 2010

1 million Nok20 christmas seats.

Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (24th Nov) announced it would open its 37th base at Oslo Rygge in March 2010 with three based aircraft and 16 new routes (22 in total) being launched. Ryanair will offer 100 weekly return flights to/from Oslo Rygge in an investment of over $200 million in the airport.

Ryanair’s 16 new routes from Oslo Rygge to Aarhus, Berlin (Schonefeld), Dublin, Dusseldorf (Weeze), Eindhoven, Gdansk, Krakow, La Rochelle, Malaga, Memmingen (Munich West), Palma, Paris (Beauvais), Riga, Wroclaw, Valencia and Venice (Treviso) will increase Ryanair’s traffic at Oslo Rygge to 1.7 million passengers p.a. which will create and sustain 1,700 well paid local jobs in the region.

Ryanair celebrated its new Oslo Rygge base by releasing 250,000 seats at fares of just NOK20 for travel across its European network over Christmas. These NOK20 seats are available for booking on www.ryanair.com until midnight Thursday (26th Nov).

In Oslo today, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: “Ryanair is delighted to announce Oslo Rygge as our 37th base and our first in Norway. These 16 new routes from Oslo Rygge go on sale tomorrow. With a total of 22 low fare routes from Oslo Rygge next summer Norwegian consumers and visitors can beat the recession by choosing Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee on 22 exciting destinations all over Europe including France, Italy and Spain among others. Ryanair’s 1.7 million passengers will create and sustain 1,700 jobs locally at Oslo Rygge Airport.”

Pål F. Tandberg, CEO Rygge International Airport, said: “This is a great day for our airport and our region as Europe's largest airline opens its first base in Norway. Today's announcement shows Rygge as an exception in the sector and will help create much needed jobs. It shows Ryanair shares our confidence in the tremendous opportunity for strong market growth at Rygge”.