Dublin-headquartered Ryanair, announced yesterday that it was opening a new base at Venice Treviso Airport (TSF) with an investment of $200 million. In a press release seen by Simple Flying, the low-cost carrier said that it would be basing two aircraft at Treviso Airport and would use them to serve domestic flights within Italy and international destinations in Europe.
￼Venice Treviso Airport is located approximately 31 kilometers (19 miles) away from Venice, Italy, near Treviso and is mainly served by low-cost airlines. Treviso Airport is one of three airports that Ryanair serves in the Veneto region and is not to be confused with Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), the city’s main airport.
Ryanair to increase frequencies of some flights
In total, Ryanair will now offer 60 routes from its Veneto region airports and support over 2,000 jobs in the local economy. The Irish budget airline plans to begin operations from its new base at Treviso Airport starting March 30, 2021.
Increased Connectivity To Veneto Region In 2021:
• New Venice Treviso base from the 30th March 2021￼
• Two airports – Venice Marco Polo and Verona, with improved service
• A total of 60 routes -15 domestic / 45 international
• 18 new routes
• Over 20 countries connected
• 60 new direct jobs
• Over 2,000 indirect jobs
More good news this week: we're launching a new base at Venice Treviso Airport 🇮🇹🛫👏
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 with vaccines on the way 👏 pic.twitter.com/s1yQ8Aog1D
— Ryanair Press Office (@RyanairPress) December 4, 2020
From Venice Treviso Airport, Ryanair will fly 45 routes, six of which will be to domestic Italian destinations and 39 to international destinations within Europe and the Middle East. Some of the new cities being served include the following:
- Alghero, Sardinia
- Alicante, Spain
- Frankfurt-Hahn, Germany
- Paphos, Cyprus
- Pescara, Abruzzo Region
- Riga, Latvia
- Tel Aviv, Israel
- Thessaloniki, Greece
- Trapani, Sicily
For the spring of 2021, Ryanair will increase frequencies on three routes from Venice Marco Polo:
- Barcelona El Prat up to ten flights per week
- London Stansted up to 19 flights per week
- Palermo, Sicily up to 12 flights per week
Ryanair Boeing 737-800For the spring of 2021, Ryanair will increase frequencies on two routes from Verona:
- Birmingham up to two flights per week
- Cagliari up to four flights per week
Tickets start at €24.99
In celebration of opening its new base in Northern Italy, Ryanair has launched a seat sale to and from all its Veneto region airports. Fares start at €24.99 and are available for flights between April and October 2021. These special fares are only available for three days and must be booked on Ryanairs website before midnight on Monday the 7th of December.
Ryanair first flew to Italy in 1998
When speaking about the new Treviso base, Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson, said the following in the press release:
“We are delighted to launch our 15th Italian base, which represents a $200 million investment at Ryanair’s Venice Treviso Airport. 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 & international connectivity across the country.”
Ryanair certainly has a huge presence in Italy and will cement its operations further by basing two aircraft at Treviso.
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