Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (9th Aug) announced its 21st base in Alicante. From November, Ryanair will invest $140m in 2 Boeing 737-800s to serve 11 new routes from Alicante.
Ryanair already operates 6 routes from Alicante, to Dublin, Dusseldorf, Liverpool, London, Pisa, and Stockholm, so this base will launch with a total of 17 routes.
Announcing Ryanair’s 21st base in Alicante, CEO Michael O’Leary said:
“Ryanair is delighted to select Alicante as our 21st European base (and our third in Spain). We began operating from Alicante in March 07 and our low fare routes have already delivered huge passenger volumes for the Costa Blanca. Today’s new base announcement will treble passenger numbers to 1.5m annually, sustaining 1,500 local jobs.