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Ryanair launches Mediterranean flight routes

Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced a new range of flights for 2008, centring its routes on Italian airports.

Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced a new range of flights for 2008, centring its routes on Italian airports.

Seven new routes will fly from Pisa airport, reaching destinations within Italy, such as Bari, as well as providing links to British airports Birmingham and Edinburgh. With further flights from Pisa also set to link the Tuscan city with Norwegian capital Oslo and Spanish Costa Blanca location Alicante, the Ryanair roll-out of new flights places faith in the strength of the Italian hub as a popular location for travellers.

But the budget airline’s strategy also banks on the continuing popularity of beach-side locations on the other side of the Mediterranean. As well as opening a flight route from Pisa to Alicante, the Costa Blanca hub will also be served by new UK routes from Durham, Edinburgh and Newquay, reinforcing Ryanair’s focus on traditionally popular summer locations.

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