Ryanair, Europe's largest international airline, today (7 November) opened its Bristol base by operating flights for the first time from Bristol to Budapest, Derry, Knock, Milan, Porto, Riga and Wroclaw.
These will be followed tomorrow by inaugural Ryanair flights to Bratislava, Dinard, Poznan and Rzeszow, and to Katowice on Saturday 10 November.
A further two ski destinations to Salzburg and Turin will start 19 and 22 December 2007 respectively.
Ryanair launched eight new routes from its Shannon base to Birmingham, Fuerteventura, Kaunas (Lithuania), Leeds, London Luton, Riga, Tenerife and its first domestic service from Shannon to Dublin. Ryanair’s 31 Shannon routes will deliver two million passengers to the mid-west in the coming year, while supporting 2,000 jobs in the region.
Very welcome news for us travellers. But to much focussed on Eastern Europe in my opinion, I would have wanted a few more 'sexier' cities