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Ryanair to launch a base at Göteborg Landvetter

2015-06-30, kl. 13:15

Ryanair is investing in Gothenburg and western Sweden and, starting in September, will make Göteborg Landvetter Airport one of its European bases.

Bild med Charlotte Ljunggren, Charlotte Ljunggren, Kenny Jacobs och Jörgen Bergstrand“It is positive for the entire region that one of the world’s largest airlines has chosen to invest in Göteborg Landvetter Airport. This shows that our operations work well and that western Sweden is thriving. It is also obviously gratifying for people in western Sweden, both business and leisure travellers,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.

Ryanair has 74 bases in Europe, and now Göteborg Landvetter will be one of them. That entails the airline parking one of its aircraft at the airport and having it depart from there. The carrier will start off with thirteen routes from Göteborg Landvetter and fly some 600,000 passengers a year. Ryanair’s London route will also expand from two to three daily departures starting in September.

As for the airline, this will involve 50 direct jobs in the Gothenburg region. The venture will indirectly create 600* jobs in the region, including in the hotel and hospitality industry.

“Sweden is clearly a growth market for Ryanair, and now as we introduce our second Swedish base at Göteborg Landvetter, we will create even better connections with business centres such as London, Milan and Paris, and make ourselves the ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers,” says Kenny Jacobs, chief marketing officer at Ryanair.

*Based on an ACI standard.

Caption: Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director, Kenny Jacobs, chief marketing officer, and Jörgen Bergstrand, chief operating officer at Göteborg Landvetter, celebrate Ryanair’s move to  make Göteborg Landvetter one of the carrier’s European bases.

Routes from Göteborg Landvetter Airport with Ryanair, summer 2015:

  1. Alghero
  2. Alicante
  3. Edinburgh
  4. London
  5. Malaga
  6. Malta
  7. Marseille
  8. Milan Bergamo
  9. Palma
  10. Paris
  11. Pisa
  12. Rome
  13. Zadar