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29th June 2010, 05:23 PM
Budget airline Ryanair has revealed that next November it will re-open its base in Valencia, two years after it was closed due to disagreements with with the then Conselleria for Tourism. Vice President, Michael Cawley announced the reopening after signing a co-marketing agreement with Belen Juste to promote various destinations in the Valencian Community in its main markets of Britain, Italy and Germany. The 1.6m € agreement, the cost of which is being shared by the Valencian and national tourist boards and Ryanair will mean that when this the seventh Spanish, base re-opens, ten new routes will be launched by the airline, five national: Fuerteventura, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Santiago de Compostela and Seville, and the remainder foreign, to Marrakech, Munich/West, Paris/Beauvais and Trieste. It is expected to bring as many as a million passengers through Valencia airport annually.

29th June 2010, 06:41 PM
Ryanair, the world’s favourite airline, today (23rd June) announced that it would open it’s 43rd base at Valencia Airport from November 2010 with 2 based aircraft and 31 low fare routes after the Minster for Tourism, Belen Juste committed to a joint promotion and advertising programme which will help reverse Valencia Airport’s collapsing traffic which fell by 18%, or almost 1m passengers, in 2009.

Ryanair’s 43rd base at Valencia will provide 260 weekly low fare flights to/from Valencia in an investment of over $140 million in the airport which will see Ryanair open 10 new routes from November, which go on sale at _http://www.ryanair.com tomorrow.

Ryanair celebrated its new base at Valencia by releasing 500,000 seats from €10 for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on over 500 routes across its European network in September and October. These late summer seats are available for booking on _http://www.ryanair.com until midnight Thursday (24th June).

In Valencia today, Ryanair’s Michael Cawley said:

“Ryanair is delighted to announce its return to Valencia which becomes our 43rd base with 10 new routes from November 2010, which go on sale on _http://www.ryanair.com tomorrow. Ryanair welcomes the commitment from the Minister for Tourism Belen Juste who recognises that working with Ryanair will reverse the declining passenger numbers at Valencia Airport and grow tourism and jobs in the Valencia region. Ryanair’s 2m passengers p.a. will sustain 2,000 jobs locally at Valencia.”

Minister for Tourism Belene Juste said:

“We are delighted to welcome Ryanair back to Valencia and believe that by working together we can ensure that Valencia returns to growth. We are delighted to commit to developing a continuing programme of advertising and marketing that will raise Valencia’s profile internationally and see many millions of high spending Ryanair passengers return to Valencia this year.”

10 New Valencia routes from Nov:
To Freq To Freq
Fuerteventura 2 Palma 7
Ibiza 7 Paris (Beau) 4
Marseille 3 Santiago 4
Marrakesh 3 Trieste 3
Munich West 2 Seville 3