Ryanair is expanding its presence at Bristol Airport.

The ultra-low cost carrier has announced its winter 2023/24 schedule for the airport with 25 routes, including two new Porto and Venice routes.

Ryanair will also operate more frequencies on another 10 routes to popular winter sun destinations, such as Alicante, Budapest, Lanzarote, Malaga, and Sofia.

Ryanair will base one new aircraft at Bristol Airport for the winter season, bringing its total Bristol-based fleet to five, representing a $500m investment and supporting over 1,700 local jobs, including 30 new high-paid pilot and cabin crew jobs.

Ryanair’s Bristol Winter 23/24 schedule will deliver:

• 1 additional based aircraft (5 total)
• $500m investment
• 25 routes, incl. 2 new Porto & Venice routes
• Supporting over 1,700 local jobs, incl. 150 highly paid aviation jobs
• Bristol traffic to grow to 2.1m passengers p.a.

Ryanair operates over 440 routes and carries over 52m passengers each year to and from the UK on its fleet of 107 UK-based aircraft.

Ryanair’s head of communications, Jade Kirwan, said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce more growth, investment and jobs for the South West with the launch of Ryanair’s Winter 23/24 schedule for Bristol.

“With 25 routes for Winter, including our new Porto and Venice routes, as well as increased frequencies on another 10 popular winter sun destinations, like Alicante, Budapest, Lanzarote, Malaga and Sofia, our customers in the South West can avail of a wide range of winter destinations at Ryanair’s infamously low fares.

“To support this growth, Ryanair will base another new aircraft at Bristol Airport for Winter 23/24, bringing our total fleet at Bristol Airport to 5 aircraft – a $500m investment supporting over 1,700 local jobs, including the creation of 30 new high-paid aviation jobs.”
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