LOW-COST airline Ryanair celebrated its return to Aberdeen Airport with the launch of flights to Alicante and Malaga, as part of its summer 2017 schedule.
Carol Benzie, Aberdeen International Airport Managing Director, said: “We’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Ryanair to the airport after a six-year hiatus. These routes are particularly exciting for us, as Alicante and Malaga were the two most requested destinations in a leisure survey we carried out with the local community early last year.”
She added: “It’s brilliant to know that Aberdeen holidaymakers can now easily reach their favourite destinations direct from their local airport. Furthermore, with two flights to Alicante and Malaga per week, passengers have the choice of either a quick, three-day getaway or a longer break in the sun.”
Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely said: “We are pleased to return to Aberdeen and launch our new summer 2017 routes to Alicante and Malaga, with Faro set to follow in May. Our low fare routes will deliver 75,000 customers through Aberdeen Airport this year.”
In 2016, Ryanair was both the largest European airline by scheduled passengers carried, and the busiest international airline by passenger numbers.