Cheap flights carrier Ryanair has announced that it plans to launch eight new flights across Europe, including four from Reus (Barcelona).
The new flights from Reus will operate to Bournemouth, Eindhoven, Nador and Poznan, while the airline has also said that it will base a third Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the Catalan airport.
Commenting on the new flights, the first of which will begin in June, Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said that the carrier would continue to grow despite the current economic climate.
"Ryanair continues to offer great new routes so that passengers can beat the recession by flying at Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges to exciting destinations all over Europe," he said.
Ryanair will launch a further two flights from Bournemouth (to Faro and Limoges), a London Luton to Limoges flight and a route between Faro and Bremen.
The carrier’s passenger traffic is expected to rise to one million a year at Reus – enough to sustain in the region of 1,000 local jobs.
Ryanair announced earlier this month that it had sold 1.5 million seats between January 9th and 15th.