Ryanair has confirmed that it will add 14 new routes from London to its winter schedule.
Later this year, the airline will provide 142 routes from Stansted, Luton, and Gatwick.
Ryanair said its expansion continues to drive traffic, tourism recovery, and job creation in the UK as travel returns to pre-Covid levels.
As it prepares for additional growth next summer, the low-cost carrier will create over 500 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew, and engineers at its London airports.
“Ryanair is committed to re-building London’s tourism industry, jobs, and connectivity as we develop across Europe and return air travel to pre-Covid levels,” said Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary.
“As Ryanair prepares to take delivery of 55 Boeing 737-8200 Max aircraft this winter, we are excited to announce 14 new routes from our three London airports, Stansted, Luton, and Gatwick.”
Ryanair will launch new flights from Stansted to Stockholm, Helsinki, Oradea (Rome), Zagreb, Tampere, Treviso, and Trapani, while Luton will launch new flights to Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Grenoble, Naples, Shannon, and Turin.
“As vaccination rates rise and consumer confidence returns, Ryanair once again calls on the UK government to scrap PCR tests for fully-vaccinated arrivals, as well as to suspend air passenger duty (APD), to allow airlines and airports to quickly recover connectivity, jobs, and tourism in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic,” O’Leary added.
“APD renders UK airports uncompetitive against lower-cost EU airports, which is why Ryanair has increased capacity at other EU airports such as Zagreb, Stockholm, Billund, and Riga in recent months.
“While Ryanair is dedicated to its London airports, the government’s lack of support for aviation and tourist recovery presents additional impediments to traffic and growth.”