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Ryanair has revealed it’s fast-tracking five of its new routes from Stansted this winter in order to meet surging demand.
Europe’s largest low-cost carrier will commence the routes from September, two months ahead of the initial schedule
The London Stansted Winter 2017 routes will see the airline operate a three weekly service to Aalborg, in Denmark, as well as a five weekly route to the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
On top of this, there will be a two weekly service to Lviv, also in Ukraine, as well as three weekly services to the Czech and Romanian cities of Pardubice and Oradea respectively.
As part of the expanded schedule, Ryanair will offer 127 routes to a wide range of destinations – a move that is expected to help bring 20.7 million passengers through the gates of London Stansted in 2017.
The services to Ukraine represent the first direct services to be offered by the airline from the UK and Ryanair’s Robin Kiely listed “strong demand” as a reason for starting the routes early.
“British customers and visitors can look forward to even lower fares when they make advance bookings for their summer and winter holidays, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight to or from London,” he said.
Stansted Airport’s Aviation Director Mats Sigurdson also welcomed the move, saying that the airport is delighted to see that the routes have provide so popular.
“These routes will offer passengers and businesses even more choice at great value and build on the strength of Ryanair’s extensive network at Stansted,” he explained.
As well as serving the vast majority of Europe’s capital cities, including Rome, Paris, Madrid, Athens, Budapest and Lisbon, Ryanair also offers trips a number of winter sun destinations.
A number of special deals currently means it’s possible to book one-way flights to many European cities for under £10, although they are subject to availability.
Hamburg, Cologne, Basel, Posnan, Gdansk and Warsaw all feature, meaning travellers can have more finances available for the trip itself and for any extras such as vehicle hire.
If you’re planning on travelling overseas in 2017, be sure to organise your European travel insurance in advance.
Date Created: 19/04/2017