Graz gains new destination!

Barcelona – Ryanair celebrates with zero-Euro flights from Austria Hub expansion in Gerona makes new destination possible – the Irish airline offers zero-rate tickets – only at

London-Stansted, 16 May 2007: Ryanair, Europe’s leading low cost airline, is celebrating its hub expansion in Spanish Gerona with special rates. The expansion of the airport near Barcelona, in the hinterland of Spain’s Costa Brava, has positive effects on Austria, too: it means a new connection to Gerona is added to the destinations that can be reached from Graz.

On November 8th, 2007 one of the Boeings 737-800, that will be stationed in Gerona, will take off towards Styria for the first time. In the next winter flight plan, there will be three flights per week between Gerona and Graz – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. With Gerona, the Ryanair network to and from Graz, which was put on the Irish carrier’s list in 2002, is expanded to two destinations.
To celebrate the expansion of the hub, zero-rate tickets will be offered for all of Austria from today, May 16th, 2007, until next Monday, May 21st, 2007 midnight. Passengers need only pay taxes and airport charges; the zero-rate tickets can be booked for flights between June 2nd and October 27th of this year (for more information please see the Internet).

Katja Zarbock, Sales Manager Germany & Austria:
“We are happy to add Graz to our list of destinations. We are expecting a high demand for this very attractive Spain connection with about 40,000 passengers in the first year of operation.
We are celebrating the new flight connection with a bang: zero-rate tickets for all connections from Austria. The offer ends Monday at midnight, so book quickly at”

“The flight to Barcelona compensates the reduction to four weekly flights to London Stansted and – what is more important – we can offer a new and highly interesting destination to our passengers.“ says CEO Mag. Gerhard Widmann who is very pleased about the new connection.