Ryanair is continuing its holiday operation push, with the announcement of new routes from the UK to Greece, as well as expanding operations on existing Greek routes.
The airline will launch the following new services
- Manchester – Santorini – Twice a week
- Liverpool – Kos – Once a week
- Durham Teesside – Corfu – Once a week
The new routes are due to commence in July. Meanwhile, the airline will boost frequencies on three of its existing routes.
- Manchester – Chania – from twice a week to three times a week
- Manchester – Rhodes – from three times a week to four times a week
- London Stansted – Rhodes – from three times a week to six times a week
Manchester/London Stansted – Rhodes will have their increases from July, whilst Manchester – Chania will be boosted from August.
Booking is open now, with Ryanair offering a zero-change fee should plans change.
It wouldn’t be a Ryanair announcement without a sale – so lead-in prices for these routes start at £19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021, which must be booked by midnight Friday, 23rd April on the Ryanair.com website (one-way fare, under-seat bag storage only).
Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness, said:
“As vaccination rollout programmes continue in the coming months, air traffic is set to soar and we are delighted to announce three new routes and extra flights connecting the UK to a host of popular Greek destinations this summer.
Mindful that Covid restrictions change regularly, customers can now book flights for a well-deserved break knowing that if they need to postpone or change their travel dates, they can do so up to two times with a zero change fee until the end of October 2021.
Here Comes the Summer Sun…
With the travel industry focusing on options that require minimal quarantines (either on arrival or return), to allow passengers to travel with some ease, it is unsurprising that more summer sun routes have been announced (with Greece starting to welcome travellers back).
There is still one fly in the ointment – the traffic light list the English Government is planning to implement,
So far, there has been little sign of what countries will go into what section of the list. With these routes, Ryanair must be keeping its fingers and toes crossed these go into Green list – which will require no isolation or quarantine requirements, as well as testing.
We’ll find out about the Green, Yellow and Red lists soon enough I think.
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