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Ryanair to expand Birmingham network in winter 2012/13

6-Jul-2012 10:44 AM

Ryanair announced (05-Jul-2012) plans to expand its Birmingham network from winter 2012 with the launch of services to Barcelona El Prat, Krakow, Milan Bergamo and Palma de Mallorca. Service to Barcelona will operate four times weekly, Milan Bergamo service will operate three times weekly while service to Krakow and Palma de Mallorca will each operate twice weekly. The network expansion will see the LCC operate 18 routes from Birmingham in winter 2012/13, expecting to deliver 1.5 million passengers p/a to the airport and sustaining 1500 on site jobs at Birmingham Airport. Birmingham Airport CEO Paul Kehoe said, "I’m certain this news will be welcomed in the Midlands as it means that people can use their local airport rather than having to travel outside the region to fly. Ryanair is an important customer of Birmingham Airport and we’re delighted that the carrier has placed even more confidence in the region by adding further routes to its current Birmingham operation." [more - original PR]