Ryanair Announces Its Summer Schedule For London
Ryanair has announced its largest ever summer schedule from London airports Gatwick, Luton, and Stansted, with 14 new routes, and 181 in total.
According to a statement published on Corporate.ryanair.com, with more than 100 based aircraft for the summer of 2022, Ryanair's total investment in the UK amounts to more than $10 billion, and supports 3,000+ aviation jobs and more than 35,000 indirect jobs across 19 UK airports.
Ryanair's 14 new routes from London for the summer of 2022 are to Burgas, Catania, Helsinki, Lublin, Maastricht, Madeira, Menorca, Naples, Orebro, Stockholm, Tampere, Tangier, Trapani and Växjö, according to the statement published on Corporate.ryanair.com.
Statement By Ryanair's Michael O'Leary
The statement published on Corporate.ryanair.com included a statement from Ryanair's Michael O'Leary, in which he said, "We are pleased to announce 14 new routes from our three London airports, Stansted, Luton and Gatwick, as all COVID-19 travel restrictions have now been lifted, UK citizens and visitors can book a well-deserved summer getaway to exciting destinations such as Helsinki, Madeira and Naples. Ryanair is driving London's post COVID recovery as we grow across Europe, with new aircraft and new routes.
"Despite launching our biggest ever schedule, the UK government failed to support this recovery by delaying the reduction in APD until 2023. Ryanair again calls on the UK government to scrap APD completely, to allow airlines and airports to quickly restore traffic, jobs, and tourism. The 50% reduction proposed for 2023 is too little, too late as APD puts UK airports at a severe cost disadvantage versus European competitors, and the absence of government support for aviation and tourism recovery creates further barriers to UK traffic and growth."
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