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Ryanair expands in Malpensa

1 additional based aircraft, $100m investment, 36 routes (8 new)

Ryanair, Italy’s No.1 airline, today (27th July) announced it will further expand its presence at Malpensa Airport, with 1 additional based aircraft for the Winter season (8 in total). This will represent a total investment of $100m in Malpensa and will create 30 additional Ryanair jobs. As vaccination rollouts continue, Europe’s tourism is opening up and Ryanair’s increased connectivity will play a crucial role in the restoration of air traffic in the Milan region these Summer and Winter seasons.

Ryanair’s Malpensa Summer ‘21 schedule will deliver:

  • 7 based aircraft supporting 210 Ryanair jobs
  • 30 routes in total (8 domestic / 22 international)
  • 194 weekly flights
  • 4 new routes: Barcelona (7pw), Corfu (2pw), Santorini (4pw) and Zakynthos (2pw)

Ryanair’s Malpensa Winter ‘21 schedule will deliver:

  • 8 based aircraft (+1 / $100m investment) supporting 240 Ryanair jobs
  • 30 routes in total (9 domestic / 21 international)
  • 243 weekly flights
  • 4 new routes: Aarhus (2pw), Malta (2pw), Naples (21pw) and Sibiu (2pw)

Italian citizens/visitors can now book a well-deserved break at even lower fares (with the reassurance of a “zero” change fee should plans change). To celebrate, Ryanair has launched a €19.99 seat sale for travel until March 2022, which must be booked by midnight Thursday, 29th of July on   

Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said:

As Italy’s largest airline, we are delighted to deliver recovery and growth to Milan Malpensa and the regions as Italy emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the successful vaccination programmes, Italian air traffic – led by Ryanair – is set to recover strongly and we are pleased to announce our extended Summer and Winter schedules for Malpensa, including an additional based aircraft from Winter with an overall investment of $100m, supporting over 30 additional direct jobs.

With 36 destinations to choose from across summer and winter – including 4 new routes in both seasons – our customers will be spoiled for choice when planning their next sun holiday to the likes of Malta, Santorini and Zakynthos or a city break getaway to Aarhus, Barcelona or Sibiu. 

Following the successful vaccination programmes, the launch of the EU Digital Covid Cert and easing of restrictions, travel is set to recover strongly this year. To celebrate, we are releasing a seat sale from just €19.99 for travel until March 2022, which are available to book until midnight Thursday, 29th of July. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto and avoid missing out.”

SEA’s VP Aviation Business Development, Andrea Tucci, said:

 “SEA Milan Airports is very pleased with the new investments by Ryanair at Malpensa airport, consisting of an additional aircraft based, new frequencies and new destinations and delivering positive employment impact on our territory.

The partnership between SEA Milan airports and Ryanair goes on generating very important results for Malpensa, such as the full restoration of Ryanair preCovid capacity at the airport and further developments for the future. 

Thanks to the recovery of Ryanair and several other carriers, as well as to the measures implemented by SEA to protect passengers in this difficult phase, SEA airport system is growing in terms of route portfolio and is rapidly recovering both capacity, traffic and market share, resulting actually the number one national airport system by volume of passenger traffic in the first half of 2021.”