Budget Airlines Announce New Winter Routes

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Cheap flights carrier Ryanair announced the launch of two new routes to Europe from Leeds Bradford Airport today as part of its new winter schedule.

The airline will be operating cheap flights to Riga in Latvia and Kaunas in Lithuania from November, increasing the number of routes it operates from Leeds Bradford to 13. Additionally, it will be flying more than a million passengers from the hub each year. Tickets for the two new routes go on sale tomorrow.

Ryanair head of communications Stephen McNamara said: “To celebrate the launch of our two new low fare routes we are releasing 1million £9.99 seats for travel in September on over 1,000 Ryanair routes throughout Europe.”

The commercial director at Leeds Bradford Airport, Tony Hallwood, welcomed the news of the additional routes, saying: “Ryanair’s announcement is excellent news for both business and leisure travellers who wish to fly from Leeds Bradford to Latvia and Lithuania.”

“The new services to Riga and Kaunas will be warmly welcomed as the Leeds City Region looks to develop its trading links across Eastern Europe.”

Ryanair’s arch-rival easyJet has also announced a new winter route, this time from London Luton Airport, offering cheap flights to Salzburg in Austria.

The service will leave Luton twice a week and tickets also go on sale tomorrow.

The airline’s UK commercial manager Hugh Aitken said: “The launch of our newest route out of Luton demonstrates our continued commitment to Luton and to our passengers offering both leisure and business travellers the best choice of low-fare destinations.”

“Salzburg is an attractive destination which will appeal to many holiday makers. From its musical heritage and stunning architecture through to its ski offering I’m sure it will tick many boxes for the discerning traveller.”


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