Ryanair is adding a new destination to its network – one that a certain Alan Partridge might approve of – Norwich Airport.
The airline will add three routes from Norwich – Alicante, Faro, and Malta. These will commence from 1st April 2024, offering 12 flights a week. The airline will not base aircraft at the site, so these flights will be coming in from other Ryanair bases.
Norwich will become Ryanair’s 22nd UK airport it serves, driving both passengers to the sun, as well as inbound tourism of Norwich, Norfolk and beyond.
Speaking from Norwich Airport, Ryanair’s Head of Communication, Jade Kirwan, said:
“As the UK’s No.1 airline, we are delighted to announce that Ryanair’s low fares have finally arrived in Norwich. From 1st April 2024, we will operate 3 exciting new Summer sunshine routes to/from Norwich – Alicante, Faro, and Malta. Our new Norwich operation will not only bring competitive fares and a wider selection of Summer routes to our customers in Norwich and the wider Norfolk region, but will support important regional development through increased connectivity, inbound tourism, and local job creation.
We have worked productively with our new partners at Norwich Airport to agree terms which enable Ryanair to deliver this growth and investment for the region, and we look forward to further developing our partnership with Norwich Airport and welcoming Norfolk customers/visitors onboard our Ryanair flights to/from Norwich as we continue to grow to 300 million p.a. by 2034.”
Richard Pace, Managing Director of Norwich Airport, said:
“This is fantastic news for passengers and the first time that Ryanair has flown from Norwich Airport. Alicante, Faro and Malta are hugely popular destinations and with twice-weekly flights it means we can offer passengers even more great choice from their local airport. We’re delighted to be increasing connectivity for local communities and look forward to growing our partnership with Ryanair.”
The state of Norwich Airport
Ryanair will have a little competition for its sunshine passengers, with TUI Airways operating seasonal services from the airport. In addition, there is UK Regional coverage by Loganair (to Aberdeen), and Blue Islands (Jersey on a seasonal basis), with a scheduled international connection by KLM to Amsterdam.
Various helicopter services are also based at the site as well.
Connectivity to the airport is by road and by bus (for those on public transport).
There’s one other thing – and that’s the airport development fee. This is a £10 charge for passengers 16 and over, payable on departure from Norwich Airport.
Something to factor in, if you’re considering Ryanair’s fares out of Norwich.
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