From July to September 2019, Ryanair is targeting Brits looking for a sunny getaway with increased flights schedules to Alicante. Sitting in the Costa Blanca region of Spain, Alicante is a famous getaway destination for British holidaymakers, and Ryanair wants to tap into its popularity and high demand by selling more seats.
Flights from Birmingham will depart twice a day, five times a week from Bournemouth and 12 times from Bristol. The airline carrier isn’t just content with that though because they’ve also increased Liverpool flights to 11 a week, and 16 will depart from London Stanstead every week.
They’re urging passengers to book soon to avoid disappointment because of the seats in high demand. In 2018, Spain overtook America as the world’s second most popular tourist destination.
A press release statement said…
“With the weather getting warmer, it is the perfect time to plan a summer escape, and Ryanair is pleased to launch extra flights to Alicante from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol and Liverpool and London Stansted for July, August, and September 2019. These extra flights at amazing low prices will be snapped up, so we advise early bookings to avoid missing out.”
At the time of publishing, Ryanair was advertising seats to Alicante from just 15 euros.
While the extra seats to Alicante are well received, Ryanair isn’t in everyone’s good books. The UK Express Newspaper said passengers are upset over announcements that the airline will reduce some of its domestic UK schedules. Routes affected include London to Edinburgh and Belfast.
The company says the overhaul is part of an operations review, and industry insiders clarified it is because of the global grounding of the Boeing 737 max aircraft, of which Ryanair had 135 on order.
Previously operating four flights a day between Stanstead and Edinburgh, this will scale down to four a week from October 2019. Also, from October, the three times a day flights from Stanstead to Belfast will operate twice weekly. Ryanair is in direct competition with EasyJet on these routes. Hence they are often less profitable than others.
Founded in 1984, Ryanair has two bases in Dublin and Stansted Airport and its main headquarters. In 2016, it became Europe’s largest budget airline, after it was revealed they had carried more international passengers than any other airline. Its route network covers 37 European countries, Israel, Jordon, and Morocco, and they employ over 13,000 people.
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