After having closed its base on Lanzarote in 2020 due to aircraft delivery delays, the famous Irish low-cost airline will reopen its base at the César Manrique Airport.
After a meeting with Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson, the President of the Canary Islands highlighted the company’s commitment to the islands for the coming summer, when it will reopen bases at Tenerife Sur and the Lanzarote airport from March next year.
Ryanair have announced the return of their bases in Lanzarote and Tenerife, which represents a total investment in the Canaries of 400 million euros, with 70 routes (six of which are new), and an increase in capacity of more than 10%.
Of the new routes which will fly from Lanzarote there are the destinations of Bordeux and Eindhoven.
In total, the company plans 520 flights per week as well as 60 jobs on Lanzarote and 60 in Tenerife. The President of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, stressed the importance of these new jobs for the islands, while insisting on the need to promote positive news after the pandemic.
Two million tourists choose Ryanair to visit the Canaries
For Torres, the two million tourists that Ryanair brings to the islands every year is very important, which translates to some 1.4 million euros of spending on the islands and a total of 33,000 jobs stimulated by the visitors.
In the announcement, Torres also highlighted Ryanair’s commitment to sustainability and travel to the Canary Islands at a key moment for the nine outermost regions, which are attempting to be exempt from the EU’s green tax on air and sea transport.
In a meeting held today, Ryanair CEO, Eddie Wilson, suggested that the airline intends to open bases in Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and La Palma in the future.
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