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Ryanair Paris Beauvais base opens, launches 15th Italian base

written by Hannah Dowling | December 10, 2020

European low-cost carrier Ryanair has officially opened its fourth base in France at Paris Beauvais Airport, and announced the launch of its newest Italian base at Venice Treviso.

Ryanair continues to buck the trend of airlines around the world bleeding cash and fighting to stay afloat, as it both opens the doors of its newest Parisian base, and announces the launch of a brand new base in Venice.

Beauvais base opens for business

The low-cost carrier first announced it would open its fourth French base in September, with the new base now fully operational.

The carrier has said it now has two aircraft based at Paris Beauvais, and will operate a total of 28 routes from the base to over 10 different countries across Europe.

Speaking of the base opening, Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said the airline was “delighted” to open its fourth French base, noting that the deal involved a $200 million investment in upgraded infrastructure at Paris Beauvais Airport.

“This development will create over 2,300 direct and indirect jobs,” Wilson added.


“This is an important development for Ryanair in France, as we continue to work closely with Paris Beauvais Airport. Beauvais delivers efficient operations and competitive airport charges, paving the way for traffic growth and new routes.” 

Meanwhile, Paris Beauvais Airport chairman of the supervisory board, François Rubichon, said the launch of Ryanair’s latest base is “an historic day” for Paris-Beauvais Airport as well as “an achievement for all our teams”.

New base announced for Venice Treviso

Simultaneously, Ryanair announced the launch of its newest base at Venice Treviso in Italy, its 15th base in the country.

The carrier’s Venice Treviso base is set to open on 30 March 2021, and will be manned with two aircraft at an investment of $200 million.

The new base will reportedly service 45 routes connecting Venice Treviso, including six domestic, and 36 international, spanning over 20 countries across Europe.

The additional base will also facilitate the launch of 18 brand new routes, including leisure and business routes such as Alghero, Alicante, Frankfurt-Hahn, Paphos, Pescara, Riga, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Trapani.

Speaking of the announcement, Wilson said, “We are delighted to launch our 15th Italian base, which represents a $200 million investment at Ryanair’s Venice Treviso Airport.

“We have a strong affiliation to Venice Treviso, since Ryanair’s first ever flight to Italy in 1998 was from London Stansted to Venice Treviso. 

“Italy is one of Ryanair’s biggest markets and we want to continue to support the economic recovery as well as regional and international connectivity across the country.”


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