Thursday, 24 September 2020

Ryanair will open a base at Beauvais, Paris this winter

Europe's biggest low-fare-high-fee carrier, Ryanair is to open a new base at Paris Beauvais this coming December, the airline confirmed this week.  Ryanair will open the base on 3rd December 2020, with 2 based aircraft and operate 32 routes from the airport, connecting it to 13 countries across Europe.

Ryanair’s new Paris Beauvais base will deliver:

2 based aircraft (the airline says this is a $200m investment - but offer no calculations to back that up)
2 new routes to Paphos & Manchester (both with twice-weekly services)
Connections to business hubs such as Barcelona, Dublin, Lisbon, Madrid & Milan; holiday destinations including Alicante, Bari, Faro or Thessaloniki; and city break options such as Krakow, Rome & Porto.
32 routes in total
Over 105 weekly flights
Over 2,300 direct and indirect jobs - (Not fact,  just guesswork) 

Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness wasted no time in attacking rival carrier Air France “This development will create over 2,300 direct and indirect jobs at a time when other airlines, including Air France retrench and reduce capacity and investment, despite receiving €7bn in discriminatory State Aid.

We are also pleased to announce the launch of our Paris Beauvais winter schedule, with 32 routes in total, including two new services to Paphos & Manchester (both twice weekly) and connections to exciting business and leisure destinations such as Barcelona, Milan, Faro and Thessaloniki."

François Rubichon, Paris Beauvais Airport’s Chairman of the board, said: “Paris-Beauvais airport is delighted for this achievement and to see such a mark of confidence from our first airline partner, the leading European carrier, Ryanair. Our historic relationship has been strengthened and is now evolving to a new dimension with this operational base, its jobs and the potential developments it will allow, especially in such challenging times for air transport.

Finally, Paris-Beauvais airport is the first base announced by Ryanair in Europe since the beginning of the crisis and materializes the hard work carried out for several months between SAGEB and Ryanair teams. All the employees and partners are looking forward to welcome the first 2 aircraft and its crews on the 3rd December 2020″.

However,  the airport hasn't responded to requests for details of the massive discounts given to Ryanair in terms of landing, parking and service fees. 

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