For the summer of 2022, Ryanair will invest $800 million in its largest-ever flight schedule increase from Krakow Airport.
In a statement, the airline claimed it will provide 73 itineraries from the airport this summer. This will contain “10 novelties” such as Agadir (Morocco), Ancona (Italy), and Berlin (Germany) (Germany).
‘The Dublin-based carrier will also base its Boeing capacity in Krakow, including its fleet of 737 MAXs.
“The Ryanair Group will base 8 planes at the airport in Krakow, of which 6 are the most environmentally efficient B738-8200 ‘Gamechanger’,” said the airline.
“This is an investment of USD 800 million, which allows for the maintenance of 420 direct jobs for pilots, deck crew members and ground handling, as well as 3,450 indirect jobs in Krakow,” Ryanair added.
In the summer of 2022, Ryanair will operate more than 260 flights per week from Krakow, 40 more than in the pre-pandemic summer of 2019.
Micha Kaczmarzyk, CEO of Buzz, a subsidiary of the Ryanair Group situated in Warsaw, Poland, responded to the announcement of Ryanair’s growth. “As Poland’s and Europe’s No. 1 airline, we are pleased to present the most extensive flight schedule from Krakow in history.” We will fly over 260 flights each week on 73 destinations in the summer of 2022, including up to ten new ones, including Agadir, Ancona, and Berlin.”
Ryanair will start flying to Agadir, Ancona, Berlin, Budapest, Lille, Newcastle, Riga, Stockholm, Turin, and Olsztyn-Mazury on ten new routes.
The airline’s new summer timetable will run until October 2022, according to Kaczmarzyk.
Radoslaw Wloszek, President of Kraków Airport, commented on the predicted traffic demand during the summer season in 2022.
“Despite the cold outside, the airline industry is already in the SUMMER 2022 season. We are very happy that Kraków Airport, together with our base carrier, has prepared such an interesting network of connections. After the difficult time of the pandemic, passengers are more likely to travel with Ryanair #PROSTOzKRAKOWA on holidays to sunny, warm cities in Europe,” said Wloszek.
According to Ryanair’s website, by the summer of 2022, the airline will operate a fleet of 505 aircraft across all of its networks. There are 409 Boeing 737-Next Gens and 29 Airbus A320s in the fleet. The airline has also placed an order for 210 Boeing 737 ‘Gamechangers.’