Ryanair to establish 42nd base at Barcelona
It’s hard to believe but today’s announcement by Ryanair that it is to open a base at Barcelona will mark the establishment of the carrier’s 42nd base. Having established a leading presence in the Irish, UK, and Italian markets the carrier has turned its attention to the Spanish market. From September next 5 aircraft will be based in Barcelona operating a total of 270 weekly flights on twenty routes, 10 of which are domestic. Ryanair expects that 2m passengers will use its Barcelona services on an annual basis. Among the routes to be operated is Dublin – Barcelona which has been served by Iberia for more years than can be remembered at this stage.