Published on February 10th, 2023 | by Alan Dwyer0
Ryanair Increase Manchester – Derry Services for Summer 2023
Ryanair announced on Thursday an increased service on the route between Manchester and the City of Derry Airport to operate four times per week during the summer 2023 season. With flights running every Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday throughout Summer 2023, Ryanair’s Manchester route offers passengers looking to soak up some culture, nightlife, shopping, football, and music in the city or spend some quality time with the family exploring Manchester’s beautiful countryside. Ryanair will carry 87,000 passengers to/from Derry this year and through its Summer 2023 schedule, Ryanair will support over 65 local jobs in Derry. The route will be operated by aircraft from the Manchester based Ryanair UK fleet.
Commenting on the increased services between the City of Derry and Manchester, Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Jade Kirwan said, “Ryanair is pleased to announce our Summer 2023 schedule for Derry with 8 weekly flights to/from Manchester – the UK’s ‘Capital of the North’. With a flight duration of just one hour, Manchester is the perfect destination for Derry customers looking for a nearby, low fare trip to soak up some culture, nightlife, shopping, football, and music in the city or spend some quality time with the family exploring Manchester’s beautiful countryside. And for cost conscious families, you can now spread out the cost of your holiday by paying half the fare now and the other half up to 40 days pre-departure when you book Ryanair’s Family Plus bundle, making family holidays more accessible for everyone. Ryanair is driving Derry’s economic recovery post-Covid through our delivery of year-round tourism, regional investment, and support of 65 local jobs, while also providing the people of Derry with the lowest fares when planning their summer 2023 holidays.”
Also commenting was the Managing Director at the City of Derry Airport, Steve Frazer who said, “We are delighted that Ryanair’s service from the City of Derry Airport to Manchester has proved to be such a huge success, with consistently high passenger loads and fantastic fares which has resulted in this increase in the frequency of the service with an additional weekly departure taking off from April onwards. This demonstrates the importance of this connection for the local catchment area for leisure, business, and students who commute regularly. The route is also key for reuniting many in the North West with their family and friends living in Manchester and also has so much to offer for family breaks, couples retreats, and group getaways. Our passengers want to “fly local”, avail of great parking offers, and experience a stress-free car park to gate process within 20 mins of arrival with no queues! That leaves time to relax in the wonderful Amelia Earhart Airport Lounge so can easily see why Manchester is in such demand!”