MIAMI – Ryanair (FR) continues its expansion in the lucrative Italian market. From November 2021, opens Turin (TRN), the carrier’s sixteenth base in Italy.
Ryanair has invested US$220m (€200m), created 60 jobs, permanently based two aircraft, and has plans to serve 23 international and nine domestic destinations from TRN. The goal is to link the Piedmont region and its capital city to 13 countries across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
The 18 new routes added to the TRN base, out of which 16 are international and two domestic, include destinations in Marrakech (RAK), Lanzarote (ACE), Malta (MLA), and Mallorca (PMI) and cities such as Copenhagen (CPH), Paris-Beauvais (BVE), London (LGW-LTN-SEN), or Budapest (BUD).
On the domestic network, FR proposes services to Naples (NAP), Palermo (PMO), and Catania (CTA). The total number of flights departing TRN stands at 123 per week. The choice of destinations is geared for Turiners who crave their winter vacation travel.
Comments from CEOs
Ryanair CEO, Eddie Wilson, expressed his satisfaction with the opening of the new Italian base and was pleased by the cooperation that exists with TRN Airport authorities where FR operates since 1999, the year the first LTN to TRN flight was performed.
Wilson also added, “We are delighted to open our 16th Italian base which represents a US$200m investment at Turin Airport, with over 30 destinations to choose from this winter, including 18 new connections. We have enjoyed a great partnership with this airport since our first-ever flight from London Stansted to Turin in 1999 and we are very pleased to continue growing in the region after 22 successful years.”
TRN CEO Andrea Andorno concurred by saying, “After difficult months, today is a very special day for Turin airport and the whole of Piedmont. It is a great satisfaction to announce the opening of the Ryanair base from November 1, 2021, a fundamental step in our collaboration with the Irish company, which historically has always been profitable for both the airport and the territory.”
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Featured image: Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-FZO at Turin Airport. Photo: Alberto Cucini/Airways