Ryanair adds routes to Prestwick, Bournemouth, Hahn

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Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is further expanding its route network after today unveiling three new routes for the winter, growing its presence at Prestwick, Bournemouth and Hahn airports.

The carrier will begin daily services between Prestwick and the Swedish city of Gothenburg from 16 October – its ninth destination from the Scottish airport. Ryanair already offers Gothenburg services from its bases at London Stansted and Frankfurt.

Ryanair is also stepping up to twice-daily flights between Prestwick and Bournemouth, while it will add flights from the UK south coast airport to Barcelona-Girona from 26 October. The latter move, however, has in part prompted Ryanair to suspend services between Bournemouth and Hahn near Frankfurt.

A spokesman for the carrier explains: “We are happy enough with that [Bournemouth-Frankfurt] route, but we can use the capacity an awful lot better.

“We need to go where we think the bigger markets are. The new route to Barcelona Girona from Bournemouth is in response to huge public demand for services to the popular Spanish region.”

Ryanair though will however begin a new service from Hahn to Venice-Treviso on 30 October. This follows the success so far of routes from the German airport to the Italian destinations of Pescara, Rome, Milan and Pisa.