Ryanair new routes to Lisbon Airport, Portugal
The Irish carrier Ryanair announced new services to be added to its Lisbon Airport route network.
The new low-cost destinations available from Lisbon Airport (LIS) in the summer 2015 schedule are:
- Bremen Airport (BRE)
- Eindhoven Airport (EIN)
- Hamburg Airport (HAM)
- Milan-Bergamo Airport (BGY)
- Rome-Ciampino Airport (CIA)
- Warsaw-Modlin Airport (WMI)
With the new additions, the Ryanair routes at Lisbon Airport in 20015 will total 16 destinations.
According to Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary, Lisbon has the potential to compete with or even replace Barcelona as a tourist destination in southern Europe. The most important factors working for the Portuguese capital, apart from the coastal location are: remarkable historic and cultural heritage, great gastronomy and family-friendliness.
Increased frequency on Ryanair busiest routes in Lisbon Airport
Ryanair’s schedule for summer 2015 sees also increasing the frequency of the most popular routes from Lisbon Airport, amongst them:
- London-Stansted (STN) – from two daily flights to three daily flights
- Manchester (MAN) – from four weekly flights to five weekly flights
- Pisa Airport (PSA) – from two to three weekly flights
- Porto Airport (OPO) – from five weekly to two daily flights
The long-awaited Ryanair routes to Açores and Madeira are planned for the near future.
Ryanair racing with TAP Portugal in Lisbon
Ryanair has been present in Portugal since 2003. Its current Portugal-based fleet consists of 13 aircrafts; 80 routes are available.
Extending the Lisbon route network and increasing the frequency of the most popular, already existing services, is one more step for Ryanair towards overtaking the Portuguese flag carrier in the race for the title of the largest airline in Portugal. Ryanair stipulates that with the recent additions in Lisbon Airport will allow to reach, by the end of 2015, the number of 1,75 million passengers served.
In long-term plans and with a considerable investment in other Ryanair bases in Portugal – Porto and Faro – the airline hopes to become the leading airline in Portugal, serving g 12 million passengers per year within three years time.