Ryanair marks 35 years at Birmingham with more aircraft

Ryanair has announced its biggest ever Birmingham Winter schedule, with an additional based aircraft for Winter’22/23 and five new routes to destinations such as Billund, Grenoble, Santander, Stockholm, and Toulouse to recognise 35 years at Birmingham Airport.

Ryanair’s Birmingham based fleet will increase to five based aircraft, two of which will be new Boeing 737 8-200 aircraft which deliver 4% more seats, burn 16% less fuel, and create 40% less noise emissions.

Ryanair’s investment of more than $500m at Birmingham will support 150 aviation jobs and over 1,850 indirect jobs in the local area.

Ryanair director of route development, Ray Kelliher, said: “Ryanair is delighted to announce further growth and investment at our Birmingham base this Winter, with our fifth based aircraft, five exciting new routes and two brand new environmentally efficient Boeing 8-200 “Gamechanger” aircraft as we celebrate 35 years of successful operations at Birmingham Airport. Our now biggest ever Birmingham base will deliver 34 routes for Winter’22, including five new routes to destinations such as Billund, Grenoble, Santander, Stockholm, and Toulouse.”

Birmingham Airport chief executive Nick Barton said: “We are thrilled Ryanair is adding to its BHX-based fleet of aircraft as we toast 35 years of its operation here. This long-term move will give customers greater choice and boost economic growth in our region.”

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