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Ryanair unveils 33rd base

July 2, 2009


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Ryanair has announced that it is to open its 33rd European base, located in the north Portuguese town of Porto.

Two aircraft will be stationed at the site, which will see 50 daily return flights to and from the city in an investment worth $140 million. There will also be four new routes from Porto to Basel, Eindhoven, St Etienne and Tours from September, while a doubling of flights to Paris Beauvais will increase passenger figures at Porto to 1.5 million per year.

Ryanair's Michael Cawley said: "Ryanair is delighted to announce Porto as our 33rd base and our first base in Portugal. Our four new routes from Porto go on sale today. With a total of 16 low fare routes from Porto, passengers can beat the recession by choosing Ryanair's guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges to exciting destinations all over Europe. Ryanair's 1.5 million passengers will sustain 1,500 jobs locally in Porto."

To celebrate the opening of its new Porto base, Ryanair has made one million seats across its European network available for just €9. Prices are applicable for travel in late August, September and October and are available when booking at www.ryanair.com before midnight on July 5.

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