Ryanair has announced it would open its 51st base (1st Dutch base) at Maastricht in December 2012 with one based aircraft and unveiled 3 new routes (14 in total), to Dublin, London and Treviso, which will deliver over 450,000 passengers p.a. and sustain over 450 “on-site” jobs as Ryanair invests over $70 million at the privately-owned Maastricht Airport.
Speaking in Maastricht last week, Ryanair’s Michael Cawley said:
“Ryanair is delighted to announce Maastricht as our 51st base and unveil 3 new routes (14 in total) – to/from Dublin, London Stansted and Venice Treviso – beginning in December, as part of our winter schedule which go on sale on www.ryanair.com tomorrow. Dutch consumers/visitors can now beat the recession and escape KLM’s high fares and fuel surcharging by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee from Maastricht to 14 exciting European winter destinations, including Milan, Barcelona and Pisa, amongst others. Ryanair’s 450,000 passengers p.a. will sustain up to 450 jobs in Maastricht.”
More info on Maastricht HERE
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