New summer route to Balearics launched by Ryanair

Budget carrier Ryanair has added a route to its summer 2022 schedule out of Manchester Airport.

The Dublin-based airline will begin a link with Menorca, operating twice weekly from May.

Ryanair said the launch of the new route reinforces its commitment to the UK and the rebuilding of the country’s tourism industry.

Jason McGuinness, Ryanair’s director of commercial, said: “We are pleased to add this new route to Menorca as part of the UK’s S’22 schedule, offering our customers more amazing European destinations to choose from when planning their long awaited summer holidays.

“Having added over 560 new routes and opened 16 bases throughout the last 12 months, Ryanair is now looking ahead to S’22 and the addition of 65 new B737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft to its fleet, which offer four per cent more seats, 16% less fuel and a 40% reduction in noise emissions.”

Menorca is one of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea.

Traditionally more low-key than its neighbors, Mallorca and Ibiza, it’s known for its endless beaches, from miles-long sandy crescents to rocky, turquoise-watered bays called “calas.”

Pine trees fringe the coast. The capital, Mahon, is on a bluff overlooking a large harbour, with Georgian mansions and a church with 13th-century roots.