We may all love to moan about Ryanair, with its plans to charge for using the on-board toilets and its hefty charges for checked-in baggage, on-board food and almost everything else you can think of. But recently the budget airline has been attracting some good press coverage.
With its €69 rescue fare for stranded passengers affected by the collapse of Kiss Flights and its popular weekend seat sale with flights going for just a few euros, for once Michael O’Leary has been attracting attention for the right reasons.
Now Ryanair has good news for passengers living in the south east who choose to fly from Gatwick. The airline is to introduce four new routes and will increase the frequency of its service to Norway’s Oslo Rygge.
The new routes are destined for Italy (Bologna and Milan Bergamo) and Portugal (Faro and Porto) and will start on 31 Oct. The increased service to Oslo Rygge means that there will now be 10 flights to Norway’s capital from Gatwick instead of the current seven.
To celebrate the new routes, seats went on sale last week at a bargain £8 for midweek flights in Sept. It was not just bargains on the new routes that were up for grabs but also to many of the other 500 European destinations served by Ryanair, 500,000 tickets in all.
For those who missed out, regular one-way prices for the new destinations are as follows: Porto £17.99, Faro £19.99, Bologna £24.99 and Milan Bergamo £24.99. For flights to Oslo Rygge prices start at just £14.99. Prices include taxes and come with a no-fuel surcharge guarantee.