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More Gatwick flights for Ryanair

[November 26th 2008]

Low cost airline Ryanair is confirming its commitment to Gatwick airport with the announcement of new flights to Dusseldorf.

The new daily service from Gatwick to Dusseldorf Weeze airport will be Ryanair’s sixth route from the Sussex airport. Last week the no frills airline announced it was launching flights from Gatwick to the popular Spanish holiday hotspots of Alicante and Barcelona.

Ryanair says it is switching flights to Dusseldorf Weeze from Stansted airport to Gatwick due to the high costs at Stansted. The budget airline has reduced its capacity at Stansted by 20%.

Additional slots at Gatwick have been secured, says Ryanair, because of the “collapse of a number of high cost airlines operating from the airport”. Ryanair believes its “guaranteed lowest fares” will directly challenge what it describes as the “high fares airlines” currently operating from Gatwick.

“Thanks to the collapse of a number of high fares airlines Ryanair is able to bring its guaranteed lowest airfare and no fuel surcharge to even more Gatwick passengers,” says Ryanair head of communications, Stephen McNamara.

“Our new European routes challenge the high fares airlines which currently operate from Gatwick and we provide passengers with real choice and a low fares option from Gatwick,” continues McNamara.

Despite only being announced last week flights to Alicante and Barcelona Girona from Gatwick are already selling well. “Our Barcelona Girona and Alicante routes have already proved a big hit with passengers and we are confident that our new service to Dusseldorf Weeze will be just as successful,” proclaims McNamara.

To celebrate the launch of the new flights from Gatwick to Dusseldorf Weeze, Ryanair has announced another seat sale. One million €10 seats have been released for travel in December, January and February. The seat sale lasts until midnight on Sunday November 30th.

Written by: Nick Purdom