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Ryanair launches two new London Stansted routes to Edinburgh and Glascow Int’l

Twelve winter routes, more flights on 36 business routes.

Ryanair launched 2 new routes between London and Edinburgh and London and Glasgow International (both three times daily) as part of an extended London Stansted 2014 winter schedule, with 12 new routes in total and increased flights on 36 other routes, which will deliver growth of 2.5m customers p.a. and support 2,500 new on-site jobs at London Stansted Airport.

Ryanair’s winter 2014 schedule at London Stansted will deliver:

  • 2 new domestic routes: to/from Edinburgh & Glasgow International
  • 10 other new routes: Athens, Basel, Bordeaux, Bucharest, Cologne, Perpignan, Podgorica, Prague, Rabat & Skelleftea
  • 113 Stansted routes in total
  • Increased frequencies & improved schedules on 36 other routes
  • Over 2.5m new Ryanair customers p.a. at Stansted (15.7m in total)
  • Over 2,500 additional jobs sustained at Stansted Airport.

Ryanair again called on the UK Government to repeal Air Passenger duty and  follow the example of Ireland, where Ryanair has launched 21 new routes and will deliver over 1.2m new customers this year in response to the Irish Government’s welcome decision to scrap APD. Ryanair’s new UK domestic routes go on sale on the Ryanair.com website tomorrow at fares from just £19.99, which are almost half of BA’s and 40% cheaper than Easyjet’s.

In London, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said: “Ryanair is delighted to launch two new UK domestic routes between London Stansted and Edinburgh and Glasgow International, starting this October, with three daily return flights at fares starting from just £19.99, which are almost half of BA’s fares and 40% cheaper than Easyjet’s. These routes are in response to strong demand from our UK customers, in particular UK business travellers, and domestic routes are an important part of our strategy. We would again call on the UK Government to repeal Air Passenger Duty to help stimulate traffic, tourism and job growth.

UK consumers already choose Ryanair for our low fares, industry leading customer service and great route choice. Now they can also book their flights on our improved website, carry a free small 2nd carry-on bag, enjoy allocated seats, avail of our new Family Extra service, and use their personal electronic devices at all stages of their flight. We also have a new app and business product coming soon, as Ryanair continues to deliver so much more than just the lowest fares.

Our 12 new London Stansted winter routes with multiple daily frequencies are ideal for business passengers or families booking a winter sun or ski getaway and as Stansted’s biggest airline, Ryanair looks forward to continuing to work closely with M.A.G. to grow traffic, routes and jobs at Stansted Airport.”

Stansted Airport Managing Director, Andrew Harrison said: “Today’s announcement of more new Ryanair routes from Stansted for winter 2014 is great news for passengers wanting more choice of destinations and great value fares.  This is a clear demonstration of the role that Stansted will play over the coming years in meeting demand for increased connectivity.

Edinburgh and Glasgow are Scotland’s main business centres so we’re delighted that from October 2014 business passengers from the South-East will be able to choose from three flights a day to each city while those travelling south will have quick, convenient and easy access to London, The City, Cambridge and beyond.

Ryanair has already made a number of significant customer service improvements including a second free bag, allocated seating and Family Extra service.  With a business product soon to be launched and strong demand for domestic services, I’m sure these new routes will prove to be extremely popular with passengers in Scotland, London and the wider South-East.”

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