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Ryanair launch three new Italian bases

Ryanair launch three new Italian bases

Cheap flights carrier Ryanair has launched three new bases in Italy at Alghero, Bologna and Caligiari.

A total of 67 domestic and international flights will operate from the airports, with the airline basing two aircraft at each of the three bases.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said that the airline was joining with Italy in celebrating sustained low fares growth in the country.

"Our three new bases…will see over four million new passengers pass through these three airports over the next year," he said.

"Ryanair’s continued expansion in Italy during a time of economic recession shows the benefit of competition and low fares in Italy."

The carrier now has seven bases in the southern European nation, having invested in 26 aircraft worth almost $2 billion (£1.4 billion) at the country’s airports.

Ryanair recently announced that it will operate a special flight for Manchester United fans heading to Porto for the Champions League quarter-final clash on April 15th.