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Ryanair announces three new Costa del Sol routes this summer

Ryanair aircraft at Malaga. File photograph.
Ryanair aircraft at Malaga. File photograph. / SUR
  • The Irish low-cost airline said it is "delighted to participate in the recovery of the Spanish tourism industry"

The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is betting on the Spanish domestic travel market this summer.

The company has this Thursday (11 March) announced “its largest Spanish domestic flight schedule in its history.”

A Ryanair statement said, “Spanish customers will have more options than ever when booking their holidays or business trips this summer.”

In total, it will offer 70 routes, which is 40 per cent more than last summer, and up to 800 weekly flights at 21 airports in the national network. This schedule includes another nine new routes and 16 additional flights each week on existing routes.

Among them, two flights a week will link Malaga airport with Menorca, three weekly connections between the Costa del Sol and Valencia and six times a week with Santiago.

Jason McGuinness, commercial director of Ryanair, said, “as the leading airline in Spain, we are delighted to offer even more options to our domestic customers this summer, including the launch of nine more routes. In addition, we are very happy to continue helping cities to grow and promoting connectivity between the mainland and the Canary and Balearic Islands, despite the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

"As the number of people vaccinated grows in the coming months, domestic traffic from Spain is expected to be the first to skyrocket this summer. Ryanair is delighted to participate in the recovery of the Spanish tourism industry, offering connectivity and growth in all regions. Customers can now book their summer flights with the lowest fares and with the option of a flight exchange offer in case their plans change,” the Irish airline added.

Ryanair said that it will allow up to two free flight date changes on all reservations made before 31 March 2021. “This will allow greater flexibility and peace of mind to our customers who can book their flights to enjoy a well-deserved rest with the peace of mind of being able to postpone or change their travel dates if necessary.”