Ryanair’s new base at Madeira represents its commitment to Portugal and further demonstrates Ryanair’s ability to rapidly rebuild Portugal’s tourism industry, with over 40 weekly flights across 10 new routes, including 5 exclusive routes, next Summer. Ryanair will operate over 160 Portuguese routes next Summer (over twice as many as TAP), to 15 countries, making Ryanair Portugal’s number one carrier for choice, fares and on-time performance.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of our new base in Madeira, which will deliver increased connectivity with 2 based aircraft and 40 weekly flights across 10 new routes, connecting Madeira with cities such as London, Paris, Dublin, Milan and Manchester on a year-round basis. This $200m investment will not only boost Portugal’s economy by driving vital tourism but will also create more than 60 direct jobs in the region and over 400 on-site jobs in Madeira,” said Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson.
Besides reinforcing the existing global partnership between VINCI Airports and Ryanair, this base will allow, through the opening of five new destinations routes in 2022, a significant increase in Madeira’s air connectivity, boosting the diversification of tourist markets, so important for the recovery and growth of tourism in the region.Thierry Ligonnière, CEO of ANA and Vinci Airports Portugal
The 10 new routes to Madeira
1. Brussels Charleroi
4. London Stansted
7. Milan Bergamo
9. Paris Beauvais