Hello Finland: Ryanair announces 14 new London routes for winter
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With travel opening up step by step, low-cost carrier Ryanair has seen an uptick in passenger numbers in recent months. For the 2021/22 winter schedule, the airline is adding 14 routes operated from its three London airport bases. With these new routes, Ryanair is solidifying its presence at its main London base, London Stansted (STN), as well as its smaller operations at London Luton (LTN) and London Gatwick (LGW).
Among the new routes are mainly leisure-focused Italian and Spanish destinations like Gran Canaria (LPA), Naples (NAP) and Turin (TRN). This makes sense given the recent figures showing that it’s mostly tourism-motivated travel that is on the rise again.
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There are some completely new destinations for the airline from London, like the Finnish capital of Helsinki (HEL), the Finnish city of Trampere (TMP), and Trapani (TPS) on the Italian island of Sicily. Ryanair will also be moving their Stockholm flights from Skavsta Airport (NYO), located a whopping 62 miles from Stockholm, to the far more convenient Arlanda Airport (ARN) which full-service airlines use to fly to Stockholm.
The routes from Stansted are all new UK destinations for Ryanair, while the Luton and Gatwick routes are already served by Ryanair from other airports.
As is common for new routes, you can expect very low fares from as little as £13 each way if you book right now.
It is promising news that the airline is adding more routes. The company already announced they were expecting growth in the winter season after some concerning messages like the closure of one of the company’s London bases recently.
Ryanair flies just one aircraft type: the Boeing 737. This winter, Ryanair is taking delivery of 55 new Boeing 737 MAX ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft, boasting even more seats and higher fuel efficiency. Expect low fares, but not much legroom.
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