Ryanair To Carry Over 3m Passengers This Christmas & New Year
Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost airline, today (17 Dec) announced it will carry over 3m passengers between 20th Dec and 7th Jan, with ‘flying home for Christmas’ passengers up by over 100,000 on last Christmas, setting a new record for Ryanair’s festive flights.
Extra flights on ski routes to Grenoble, Salzburg and Turin have seen particularly strong bookings this Christmas and New Year, while winter breaks to the historic cities of Warsaw and Budapest are also very popular. Ryanair will operate flights up to 15.30hrs (GMT) on Christmas Eve, resuming flights at 10.00hrs (GMT) on St Stephen’s Day, to ensure everyone gets home for Christmas.
Ryanair invites passengers to give their loved ones the gift of flying this Christmas with a Ryanair Christmas Gift Voucher, which are available from www.ryanair.com now and start at just €25/£25, allowing the lucky recipients to fly on one of Ryanair’s 1,500 low-fare routes for a city break, winter sun vacation or a ski holiday in one of the 28 countries Ryanair operates to.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:
“Ryanair will carry over 3m passengers across Europe home over the Christmas period – an increase of 100,000 passengers on 2011 – after record bookings for the holiday season for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
While many passengers have booked Ryanair’s low fares to return home for Christmas, we have also seen record demand for Ryanair’s low fare winter sun and ski routes, as passengers look for sun or snow this Christmas and New Year, as well as winter breaks to the likes of Warsaw and Budapest.
Ryanair will operate flights right up to 15.30hrs (GMT) on Christmas Eve, resuming flights at 10.00hrs (GMT) on St Stephen’s Day. With this record demand, for Ryanair’s Christmas flights, people planning a break over the festival season should log on to Ryanair.com today to book their bargain flights for a Christmas to remember.
And don’t forget Ryanair’s Christmas Gift Vouchers, the ideal Christmas gift offering your loved ones the chance to book the lowest fares on more than 1,500 routes, between over 170 destinations, across 28 countries.”