Europe’s popular low-cost carrier, Ryanair, has launched a new base at Venice Treviso Airport in Italy. The LCC will officially open its base on 30 March 2021 with two based aircraft – an investment of $200 million – and 45 routes connecting the Italian hub both domestically and internationally to more than 20 countries across Europe.
The airline plans to deliver increased connectivity throughout the Veneto region across its three airports of Venice Marco Polo, Verona and now Venice Treviso. It will serve 60 routes in total delivering more than 3 million customers per year and supporting around 2,000 jobs.
“We are delighted to launch our 15th Italian base which represents a $200 million investment at Ryanair’s Venice Treviso Airport,” said Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson.
We have a strong affiliation to Venice Treviso, since Ryanair’s first ever flight to Italy in 1998 was from London Stansted to Venice Treviso. Italy is one of Ryanair’s biggest markets and we want to continue to support the economic recovery as well as regional and international connectivity across the country.
From its base at Venice Treviso, Ryanair plans to serve a total of 45 routes for the summer 2021 season. This will include six domestic and 39 international routes and will include leisure and business routes such as Alghero, Alicante, Frankfurt-Hahn, Paphos, Pescara, Riga, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki and Trapani.
Ryanair has partnered with SAVE Group in developing connections to the Veneto Region based on efficient operations and competitive airport charges, paving the way for traffic growth and new routes at its new base.
“With the recent encouraging news that vaccines will soon be available, we are pleased to continue delivering growth to the region despite the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic but we need to start now on the road to recovery,” concluded Wilson.