Newcastle Airport – new routes in Ryanair’s summer 2017 schedule
Ryanair, one of the major carriers at Newcastle Airport (NCL) has announced its new, expanded schedule for summer 2017. The low-cost airline, which currently operates only three routes from Newcastle, namely to Alicante, Dublin and Malaga, will nearly quadruple the number of destinations covered in the summer next year.
The summer additions are the typical beach destinations Faro, Girona and Palma de Mallorca.
The route to Faro Airport (FAO) serving the southern Portuguese region of Algarve will be available 5 times per week.
Fly to Faro:
The Spanish Girona Airport (GRO, near Barcelona, and Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI) will in the Balearic Islands will receive two weekly flights from Newcastle.
Fly from Newcastle to Poland and Spain in winter
Earlier this year, the Irish carrier has revealed the new additions to the winter schedule. From late October/early November it will be possible to fly from Newcastle to Gdansk Airport (GDN), Wroclaw Airport (WRO) and Warsaw Modlin Airport (WMI), as well as to Lanzarote Airport (ACE) and Tenerife South Airport (TFS). Flights to Poland will be served twice weekly, much like the flight to Lanzarote, while the route Newcastle-Tenerife South can count on three weekly frequencies.
Newcastle Airport to ‘bounce back’?
With all the additions to the schedule announced, in summer 2017 Newcastle Airport will be operating the total of 11 routes, serving 50 flights per week. Approximately 750,000 passengers are believed to use Ryanair flights at Newcastle Airport during 2017. The rapid growth of the carrier’s presence in the location will generate 560 on-site jobs.
Handling around 4.5 million passengers per year, Newcastle Airport is the 10th busiest airport in the UK. Before the 2007-2010 financial crisis, the passengers number were even higher, peaking 5.6 million. With the growing interest of airlines in Newcastle –NCL stands a chance to come close to operating at its full potential once again, in the nearest future.