Ryanair to establish Manchester hub

Ryanair announced on Tuesday it would open its 45th base at Manchester in October 2011 initially with two aircraft and 17 routes, growing to four aircraft and 26 routes by summer 2012.

The carrier will deliver up to 2m passengers a year, supporting 2,000 jobs, with up to 260 weekly flights.

Ryanair's 26 Manchester routes go on sale on Wednesday.

Michael O'Leary, chief executive of Ryanair, said:"Ryanair is delighted to unveil Manchester as our 45th base with 26 routes on sale on www.ryanair.com tomorrow. Now Manchester consumers/ visitors can beat the recession and escape easyjet's and Jet2's high fares by switching to Ryanair's lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee to 26 exciting destinations in Italy, Germany and Spain among others."

Ryanair's Manchester routes

Winter

Summer

Alicante

P

P

Barcelona (Gir)

P

P

Bezier

P

Biarritz

P

Bremen

P

P

Brussels

P

P

Dublin

P

P

Faro

P

P

Frankfurt

P

P

Ibiza

P

Katowice

P

P

Madrid

P

P

Malaga

P

P

Winter

Summer

Memmingen

P

P

Milan

P

P

Murcia

P

Oslo

P

P

Palma

P

Paris

P

P

Reus

P

Rome

P

P

Rzeszow

P

P

Tallinn

P

Tours

P

Tenerife

P

P

Valencia

P

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