Budget Irish airline Ryanair has launched a number of new routes to Nuremberg, which will include departures from London, starting in March 2013. (Featured image by comedy_nose)
The airline will run six routes to Nuremberg Airport in total, with flights from Alicante, Cagliari, Malaga, Pisa and Porto.
Ryanair expects the 20 weekly flights to deliver up to 280,000 passengers a year, and travellers can already book seats on the new routes at ryanair.com.
“Ryanair is delighted to announce 6 new Nuremberg routes to/from Alicante, Cagliari, London, Malaga, Pisa and Porto beginning in March 2013,” said Ryanair’s Michael Cawley.
“German consumers/visitors can now beat the recession and escape Air Berlin’s and Lufthansa’s high fares and fuel surcharges by switching to Ryanair’s lowest fares and our no fuel surcharge guarantee to 6 exciting destinations all over Europe, including Cagliari, London and Pisa, among others.”
Nuremberg’s attractions include the rebuilt Nuremberg Castle and the world-famous gingerbread at Hauptmarkt.
“We are delighted to be extending our existing portfolio of scheduled flights and attractive tourist destinations with this new addition of Ryanair flights,” said Karl-Heinz Kruger, Nuremberg Airport’s CEO.
Ryanair recently announced its summer 2013 Manchester schedule, which includes five new routes to Corfu (Greece), Krakow (Poland), Lanzarote (Spain), Paphos (Cyprus) and Trapani (Italy), and growth on seven other routes.
The airline also recently revealed that its summer 2013 Liverpool schedule will include two new routes to Lublin (Poland) and Zadar (Croatia), as well as the expansion of five existing routes.
Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s CEO, said that the airline’s expansion of operations in Liverpool, Manchester and the East Midlands reflects the fact that “people no longer want to travel down to Heathrow, they want to fly from their local airport”.