Ryanair to offer 50 routes from Malaga airport next winter

The airline will be flying to several new winter destinations this year from the Costa del Sol.
The airline will be flying to several new winter destinations this year from the Costa del Sol. / SUR
  • The programme includes three new low-season destinations in Germany, as well as Prague, Amsterdam, Santander and the Polish city of Wrocław

The low-cost Irish airline, Ryanair, has announced that it will offer 50 routes from Malaga for next winter, including several new destinations.

This increase will see the company operating the largest ever number of routes during the low tourist season.

The head of marketing and sales for Ryanair in Spain, José Espartero, stated that the news for next season focused mainly, but not exclusively, on the German market.

The airline will now run flights to Bremen, Dortmund and Frankfurt Main airports over the winter months.

However, new destinations outside Germany are also part of Ryanair’s offer. Flights to Amsterdam will run from Malaga airport from the winter onwards, as will flights to the Czech capital, Prague and the Polish city of Wrocław.

“This increase in low season will mean the airline carries nearly 4.4 million passengers in 2017 to and from Malaga airport,” Espartero added.

The number of routes this winter will be similar to the 52 routes that were offered to passengers last summer.

During low season, the airline plans to run 150 flights a week, including the new links to Prague, Dortmund, Bremen, Santander and Wrocław twice a week, and four flights a week to the Netherland’s main airport at Amsterdam and the main airport at Frankfurt Main.

Espartero also took the opportunity to highlight Ryanair’s continued “contribution to tourism and employment” in Malaga and the Costa del Sol, given the record number of seats for their flights on sale this summer and the airline operating routes to 55 destinations from the area.