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RYANAIR ANNOUNCES MAJOR INVESTMENT AT BOLOGNA AIRPORT

23/03/2021 Ryanair, Italy’s No.1 airline, today (23 Mar) launched its Bologna Summer 2021 schedule, with one additional based aircraft, 64 routes in total and eight new routes which will help boost air traffic as vaccination programmes continue and Europe re-opens in time for the Summer holiday season.    
Ryanair’s Bologna Summer 21 schedule will deliver:
• 10 based aircraft (one new – a $100m investment), supporting 300 local jobs in total
• 64 routes in total
• 275 weekly flights

• Eight new routes from Bologna to: Billund, Budapest, Chania, Menorca, Oradea, Santorini & Sibiu (all operating twice per week) and Paphos (once per week).
• Connections to holiday destinations such as Lanzarote & Mykonos, city breaks to Budapest & Paris as well as domestic connections to Bari & Cagliari.

Italian consumers can now book their summer holidays on even lower fares and with the option to avail of Ryanair’s zero change fee should plans change. To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from just € 19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021, which must be booked by midnight Thursday, 25th March on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair’s Marketing Director, Dara Brady, said:
 “As vaccination rollout programmes continue in the coming months, air traffic is set to soar this Summer and we are delighted to announce an additional based aircraft in Bologna, which now becomes Ryanair’s second biggest base in Italy with 10 aircraft in total. This additional capacity will deliver 64 routes from Bologna, including eight new connections to Billund, Budapest, Chania, Menorca, Oradea, Santorini, Sibiu and Paphos as part of our Italian Summer ’21 schedule. 
Italian customers can now book a well-earned summer getaway safe in the knowledge that if their plans change they can move their travel dates up to two times with a zero-change fee up until the end of Oct 2021.
To celebrate, we are releasing seats for sale from Bologna from just € 19.99 for travel in until the end of Oct 2021, which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (25th March). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”


Bologna Airport Aviation Business Director, Antonello Bonolis, said:
“We have been living tough times and we have been holding on during this year and a half working together with our main partners to assure our passengers the widest possible network. 
The cooperation with Ryanair has never stopped nor even diminished or weakened. On the contrary, we have shared our experiences to readjust a routes programme and to fit the emerging needs of the flying demand.
I have really appreciated the flexibility and the strong commitment I have always felt in Ryanair, and here we are: presenting together a rich brand new programme, looking forward the coming up Summer season, which will definitely see the recovery in the aviation industry.
Hopefully, thanks to massive vaccination, we will come back to fly, to enjoy our time reaching our favourite destinations or discovering some new options offered”.


*ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers