Ryanair Offers To Rescue Maltese Tourism
Ryanair, the World’s favourite airline, today (23rd Mar) revealed details of its offer to rescue Maltese tourism from the uncertainties surrounding Air Malta. At a meeting with the Maltese Tourism Authority this morning, Ryanair’s Deputy CEO, Michael Cawley, outlined detailed Ryanair plans to launch up to 17 new routes to destinations not previously served by other airlines from Malta, giving rise to over 50 new weekly frequencies and up to 500,000 extra passengers through the airport. This will require Ryanair to double its based aircraft bringing 150,000 extra tourists into the country, creating 450 new jobs and resulting in €60m extra tourism spend.
Announcing the details in Malta today, Michael Cawley commented;
“Ryanair’s track record in Malta has already been established. Tourism has enjoyed spectacular growth since Ryanair’s entry into the market and the establishment of our base in 2009 was a massive vote of confidence in the island’s tourism industry.
Now, given the uncertainty surrounding Air Malta, we are happy to provide the government with an option that is guaranteed to succeed with Ryanair’s lowest fares. This offer of 150,000 extra tourists, 450 jobs and €60m extra tourism spend from an airline that has delivered successfully to Malta before is a huge boost to the government at this uncertain time and we earnestly hope they will take advantage of our offer. Nothing succeeds like Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares.”