Ryanair announces seven new routes from Belgium

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 13:39
Ryanair announces seven new routes from Belgium © Belga
Ryanair is set to launch seven new routes out of Belgium during the forthcoming winter flying season, beginning at the end of the October.
Destinations include Tel Aviv (in Israel) leaving from Charleroi and Seville (Spain) flying out of Brussels Airport, announced the low-cost airline on Tuesday.

In total, the Irish company currently offers 86 routes from Belgium, including 67 out of Charleroi. In market share and employment terms, this equates to the carriage of 8.8 million customers per year and 6,600 jobs within Belgian airports, said the company. 

Two new destinations will be served by the Hainaut city: Béziers (France) and Tel Aviv. The five new routes from Brussels Airport will be Catania (Sicily in Italy) Essaouira (Morocco), Kraków (Poland), Pisa (Italy) and Seville (Spain). 

During the airline winter season - which is about to conclude at the end of March - Ryanair has operated 81 routes out of Belgium. A year ago, the company estimated that it would carry some 8.3 million passengers annually on these various routes. Being the second largest airline operating in Belgium after Brussels Airlines, the Irish airline claimed to employ around 6,200 people in Belgium at that time.

Christopher Vincent
The Brussels Times
Google Plus

More Stories

Potentially deadly ​​virus puts unvaccinated Belgian dogs in danger

Potentially deadly ​​virus puts unvaccinated Belgian dogs in danger

The parvovirus - also known as 'dog typhoid fever' - could be on the rise in Belgium, according to reports.

New campaign to teach the dangers of railway crossings

New campaign to teach the dangers of railway crossings

A new campaign by railway manager Infrabel aims to target people who "do not realise the danger" of level crossings after research showed nearly half of those asked would ignore rules. 

Brussels forces public sale of building after 10 years of vacancy

Brussels forces public sale of building after 10 years of vacancy

The city of Brussels is the first municipality in the Brussels Region to successfully impose the forced sale of a vacant building under the Brussels Housing Code.