Ryanair has announced plans to launch new winter flights between Copenhagen and Faro. The low-cost airline has also announced that it will open a two-aircraft base – its second in Denmark after Billund – in Copenhagen in December.
Faro is one one of four new Copenhagen routes planned by Ryanair for this winter, in addition to Dusseldorf, Paris and Warsaw.
Announcing the new routes and base, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said, “Danish citizens and visitors seeking the lowest air fares to Copenhagen have long used the Ryanair.com website. Today’s announcement means that from December these low fares will now extend to early morning departures and late evening arrivals and will provide much needed choice and low fare competition to Denmark’s state-aided, high-fare airlines SAS and NAS.
“Ryanair’s new Copenhagen base will build on our existing 20 routes which we operate to/from Copenhagen on aircraft based outside Denmark. All 100 jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineers will be recruited under the national CLA Ryanair has agreed with Danske Metal, Denmark’s largest national union.”
Added Elena Cabrera, Ryanair’s country manager for Portugal and Spain, “We are delighted to offer even more choice and value to our customers in Faro with the addition of this new route to Copenhagen to our winter program.”
Extra Seats for Christmas
In a separate announcement, Ryanair said it had added over 1.6 million extra seats across 660 routes to accommodate those travelling between 15 December and 8 January to see family and friends this Christmas.
“As Europe’s number one airline for low fares and reliability,” said head of communications Jade Kirwan, “we are delighted to see that customers are booking Ryanair in the confidence that we are best placed to get them home to their loved ones safely, on time and at fares that won’t break the Secret Santa budget, as we have been doing for the past 38 years now.
“So, whether you are heading home for a quiet Christmas, hitting the slopes or swapping snow for some winter sun, make sure to get ahead and secure the best fare available by visiting the Ryanair app/website and booking your Ryanair Christmas flights today.”
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