Ryanair has announced significant expansion in France, launching two new bases at Bordeaux and Marseille as part of its Summer 2019 schedule, with two new based aircraft for each airport (a total investment of $400m) and 27 new routes (connecting 12 countries), which will deliver a total of 3.5m customers p.a. across both airports.

Ryanair’s new Bordeaux base will deliver:

  • 2 based aircraft ($200m investment)
  • 16 new routes: Bari (2 wk), Cologne Bonn (3), Copenhagen (3), Dublin (2),Fez (2), Krakow (2), Manchester (2), Marrakesh (2), Marseille (daily),Mykonos (1), Nantes (4), Naples (2), Ouarzazate (2), Tangier (2), Valencia (2) & Venice Treviso (3)
  • 24 routes for summer 2019
  • 70 weekly flights
  • 1.1 million customers p.a. (+124%)
  • 60 new Ryanair jobs
  • 825* “on-site” jobs p.a.

Ryanair’s new Marseille base will deliver:

  • 2 based aircraft ($200m investment)
  • 11 new routes: Agadir (2 wk), Alicante (2), Bologna (3), Bordeaux (daily), Bucharest (2), Budapest (2), Manchester (2), Naples (2), Ouarzazate (2) Prague (2) & Warsaw (2)
  • 40 routes for summer 2019
  • 150 weekly flights
  • 2.4 million customers p.a. (+26%)
  • 60 new Ryanair jobs
  • 1,800* “on-site” jobs p.a.

French consumers and visitors can now book flights as far out as October 2019 on the lowest fares. To celebrate the launch of its new Bordeaux and Marseille bases, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares on its new Bordeaux and Marseille routes available from just €24.99, for travel in April, which must be booked by midnight Monday (1 Oct) only on the Ryanair.com website.

In Bordeaux, Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said:

– We are pleased to open two new French bases in Bordeaux and Marseille, as we base 4 aircraft and invest $400m at the airports. Our growth will deliver 1.1m customers p.a. at Bordeaux Airport and 2.4m customers at Marseille Aiport, while creating 120 Ryanair jobs across both bases and supporting over 2,500* ancillary jobs in the regions.

– To celebrate we are releasing seats for sale on these new routes from €24.99 for travel in April 2019. This offer is available for booking until midnight on Monday (1 Oct). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”