Ryanair opens base No.72 in the Azores

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore December 5, 2014 21:14

Ryanair opens base No.72 in the Azores

Ryanair will open its 4th Portuguese base (No.72 in total) in the Azores from April 2015 with 1 based aircraft and 3 new routes to London Stansted, Lisbon and Porto, as it invests $100m in the Azores following the removal by INAC of the PSO restrictions.
Ryanair is also in discussions with the Government of the Azores about possible services to Terceira and additional international flights to the Islands.

Customers can fly on Ryanair’s twice-daily service to Lisbon and daily service to Porto.
Ryanair’s 3 new Azores routes go on sale today at fares from €29.99 one-way for travel in April, May and June until midnight Monday (8 Dec).

Secretary for Tourism and Transport, Vitor Manuel Angelo Fraga said: “On behalf of the Azorean Government, I want to welcome Ryanair to the Azores. I hope and expect that Ryanair will achieve great success with its operations here in the Azores, and we look forward to working together to promote the development of tourism on our islands.”

Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said: “Ryanair welcomes the Government’s decision to open the Azorean market to competition to the benefit of Island residents, tourists and consumers.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore December 5, 2014 21:14