Ryanair announces ‘biggest ever’ Birmingham schedule
Ryanair has announced its Birmingham Summer schedule for 2023.
It will operate 42 routes, including seven new summer routes such as Girona and Pisa, as well as more flights on 10 routes.
The schedule represents a £521m investment in Birmingham, supporting more than 1,700 jobs.
Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson said:“Ryanair, the UK’s most reliable airline, is delighted to launch our biggest ever schedule in Birmingham for Summer’23, with over 350 weekly flights across 42 routes, including 7 new Summer routes to the likes of Girona and Pisa, and even more flights on 10 other routes including Milan Bergamo, Dublin, Madrid, Palma, Porto and Verona.
“Summer’23 will see the addition of one new based aircraft at Birmingham (following the arrival of a fifth based aircraft this week) bringing Ryanair’s total fleet at Birmingham Airport to six, including two brand new environmentally efficient Boeing 737 8-200 “Gamechanger”, which cuts fuel and CO2 emissions by 16%.
“This additional aircraft will enable Ryanair to operate this exciting 42-route schedule, becoming the leading airline at Birmingham airport. The rapid post-Covid growth Ryanair has delivered to Birmingham (c. 50% more routes than pre-Covid) has been secured by the airport’s management team, who recognised a long-term deal with Europe’s biggest and most reliable airline was the only way to drive recovery and growth.”
Nick Barton, chief executive of Birmingham Airport, said: “We are so thrilled Ryanair is significantly expanding its Birmingham offering. Basing a sixth aircraft here will increase options for customers, create jobs and boost the West Midlands economy.”