Irish budget carrier Ryanair has announced a new link between Paris Beauvais and Figari Corsica operating from June 2, 2014 to October 24, 2014, initially operating four times weekly, increasing to six times weekly in August.
Ryanair plans to operate a total of 180 rotations on the route, carrying 30,000 passengers during this summer season. The low-cost carrier has been serving Figari Corsica in 2009 when it began a three times weekly seasonal summer service from Brussels South Charleroi Airport.
Beauvais is Ryanair's largest non-base airport operating a total of 53 routes in Summer 2014. The low-cost carrier recently added new routes from Beauvais to Lisbon and Shannon on April 1, 2014. Ryanair made its debut in Paris Beauvais in when it began flights from Dublin on May 1, 1997.
In the analysis below we look at Ryanair’s capacity offering from Paris Beauvais over the past ten years. The schedule data from OAG Schedules Analyser shows that the Irish budget carrier views the airport as a key part of its network despite it not being one of its bases. Over the past ten years capacity has risen 166.4 per cent from 815,413 seats in 2004 to 2,172,55 seats last year. In that period there has been continued year-on-year growth with annual rises from 0.1 per cent in 2009 to 22.5 per cent the year before.