Low-cost carrier Ryanair is to open a base at Venice Treviso airport in March, the airline’s 15th in Italy.
Ryanair will base two aircraft there from 30 March, adding 18 new routes from the airport in the process. That will take to 45 the number of services it will operate out of Treviso for the summer of 2021.
Cirium schedules data shows Ryanair was already the biggest operator at Treviso before the pandemic hit.
The new routes include three domestic connections – serving Alghero, Pescara and Trapani – and 15 international destinations including Alicante, Frankfurt-Hahn, Paphos, Riga, Tel Aviv and Thessaloniki.
Ryanair chief executive Eddie Wilson says: ”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.”
The new base adds to its existing presence in the region, where it already operates at Venice’s primary Marco Polo airport and from Verona. Across the three airports Ryanair will operate 60 routes next summer.
Wilson adds: ”With the recent encouraging news that vaccines will soon be available, we are pleased to continue delivering growth to the region despite the current challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, but we need to start now on the road to recovery.”