Thirty-one routes will be delivered from the new base, including four new routes to Dortmund, Gothenburg, Manchester and Kos, with a total of 224 weekly flights (a rise of 16 per cent).
The new base is also expected to deliver 1.6 million passengers per year, an increase of 14 per cent.
“Ryanair is delighted to announce Krakow as our 53rd base (and our second in Poland) as part of our summer 2013 schedule,” said Ryanair’s Michael Cawley.
“Polish consumers/visitors can now beat the recession and escape Wizz’s high fares and fuel surcharging by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee from Krakow to 31 exciting European destinations, including Paris, London and Milan, amongst others.”
The airline has also recently announced that it will be launching routes at three new Swedish airports – Angelholm, Jonkoping and Kalmar in 2013.
“Ryanair is pleased to announce routes at three new Swedish airports, Angelholm, Jonkoping and Kalmar, Ryanair’s 8th, 9th and 10th Swedish airports, which will begin in April 2013,” said Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara.
“Swedish consumers/visitors can now escape SAS’s high fares and fuel surcharges by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee to exciting European destinations, Alicante and Barcelona Girona.”
Ryanair is celebrating its new Swedish routes by launching a 100,000 seat sale at prices starting from £12 for travel across its European network.
Passengers can take advantage of these low fares for flights on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in January, which are available for booking until midnight on Monday 17 December. To book flights visit ryanair.com.