Seven new Ryanair routes from Birmingham Airport announced: full list of new European city break flights

Ryanair - headquartered in Dublin - is also celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its Birmingham Airport base
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Budget airliner RyanAir has announced seven new routes from Birmingham Airport in time for summer 2023.

RyanAir - headquartered in Dublin - is also celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its Birmingham base. However, they have been around in Birmingham for twice as long. It was the first low-cost airline to operate at Birmingham Airport, starting with its first flight from Knock Airport in 1987.

Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Jade Kirwan, told BirminghamWorld about its exciting plans for the city this year. The low-cost airline has a total of 42 routes, including seven new ones, in Birmingham and six based aircrafts. In 2023, they are at their most busiest with 355 weekly flights.

Ms Kirwan said: “We have six base aircraft, three of them are actually our game changer aircrafts as they are kind of more environmentally friendly and have more capacity on them. The key highlight from them is the reduced noise - which is often a kind of issue that we have at airports. It’s 40% less noise and 16% less fuel burn - so it’s really, really beneficial for the environment but also for cost savings and things like that as well.”

Ms Kirwan also shared a hot tip for travellers looking to score a good deal. Mr Kirwan’s said: “If you’re ever trying to get a good deal, remember that the more long-standing and popular routes tend to get booked up quite quickly.

“The way the pricing works is once they are lower fare they get sold out. Then if you look at some very new routes that have that have just been launched for this year, they tend to be a little bit low then than some of the other routes. So, I would always encourage people to look at new destinations on the list and try them first.”

Ryan Air (Photo by HATIM KAGHAT/Belga/AFP via Getty Images)Ryan Air (Photo by HATIM KAGHAT/Belga/AFP via Getty Images)
Ryan Air (Photo by HATIM KAGHAT/Belga/AFP via Getty Images)

She added that Brummies - much like the rest of the UK - preffered the Canary Islands and mainland Spain - all of which are sunny destinations - for their summer break which is why the new routes are towards similar destinations as well.

RyanAir has also welcomed Birmingham Airport’s decision to scrap the 100ml rule. Ms Kirwan said: “A bad experience in the airport during their journey is associated with the airline. So, from an airline perspective, it’s great, if initiatives like that are approved and brought in, obviously once safe to do so, because it means that it just enhances the consumer experience.”

Here is the full list of new destinations:

  1. Barcelona (G) - eight weekly flights
  2. Billund - four weekly flights
  3. Pisa - four weekly flights
  4. Santander - four weekly flights
  5. Stockholm (A) - four weekly flights
  6. Toulouse - four weekly flights
  7. Venice - four weekly flights

RyanAir launched a special seat sale with fares from £29.99 for travel between July and Sept subject to availability only at Ryanair.com to celebrate their anniversary and record-breaking Birmingham schedule for Summer ‘23.

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