Published on February 27th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer


Ryanair Launches Irish Winter 2018 Schedule

Ryanair have launched their Irish Winter 2018 schedule, with 9 new routes and additional flights on 11 other routes. This will deliver up to 15.6m customers per year and support up to 11,700 jobs at the 5 Irish Airports that Ryanair operate from. This represents a growth of by 5% in Ireland over 2017. Ryanair now operate 76 routes out of Dublin and many seasonal routes have been stretched to year-round.

The seven new routes from Dublin are Athens (2 wkly), Bari (2 wkly), Frankfurt (2 daily), Luxembourg (3 wkly), Marrakesh (2 wkly), Paphos (1 wkly) & Santander (2 wkly). There are increased frequencies on 11 other routes, Barcelona (3 daily), Birmingham (6 daily), Budapest (2 daily), Cologne (2 daily), Faro (2 daily), Krakow (2 daily), Lanzarote (8 wkly), Madrid (3 daily), Malaga (9 wkly), Manchester (6 daily) & Venice (3 wkly)

There will now be 11 routes served from Shannon including Lanzarote (1 wkly), London Stansted (2 daily) & Krakow (2 wkly). Cork sees the addition of one new route to Faro (2 wkly) and increases on Malaga (2 wkly), London Gatwick (1 daily) & Gran Canaria (1 wkly)

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs announcing the new routes in Dublin yesterday.

At Knock there will be one new route to Bristol (3 wkly), existing services include East Midlands (4 wkly), Liverpool (6 wkly) & Lanzarote (1 wkly). Kerry now has three routes, Frankfurt-Hahn (2 wkly) London Luton (6 weekly) & London Stansted (4 wkly)

Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said “We are pleased to launch our biggest ever Irish Winter 2018 schedule, which includes 9 new routes and more flights on 11 other routes, which will deliver 15.6 million customers p.a. and support 11,700 jobs at Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Knock and Kerry airports, as Ryanair grows by 5% in Ireland.”

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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