Ryanair Launches Its First Connecting Flights in Europe
Ryanair has launched its first ever connecting flights through Rome Fiumicino Airport, providing passengers with the opportunity to book and transfer directly onto connecting Ryanair flights for the first time.
Ryanair customers can now book connecting flights on an initial 10 routes operating to and from Rome Fiumicino, connect to and from Alicante, Barcelona, Bari, Brussels, Catania, Comiso, Malta and Palermo via Rome, transfer "airside" onto connecting flights without having to go "landside", have checked-in baggage transferred through to the next flight to their final destination and receive one booking reference for both flight bookings.
According to the airline, this connecting flights service is the newest initiative delivered under Year 4 of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme, with more connecting flights services to be rolled out across the airline's entire network later this year as long as the Rome Fiumicino trial proves to be a success.
According to Ryanair Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien, the company "is pleased to launch [its] first connecting flights service via Rome Fiumicino Airport, allowing customers to book connecting Ryanair flights on the lowest fares in Europe."
O'Brien also stated that Ryanair is continuing "discussions with Aer Lingus and Norwegian, and other potential partners, with a view to launching connections with third party airlines later this year.”