Irish budget carrier Ryanair launch operations Monday 1st April at its 22nd UK Airport at Norwich with new services to Alicante, Faro & Malta operating 12 flights per week delivering over 60,000 passengers in Summer 2024.

The inaugural Ryanair flight operated by EI-EBE Boeing 737-8AS msn 37523 took off for Alicante followed later in the day by flights to Malta using 9H-QFB Boeing 737-8AS msn 36075 and Faro using EI-IJL Boeing 737 MAX 8200 msn 67110.

Norwich Airport Managing Director Richard Pace, said “We have been looking forward to this important day for the airport and our customers and we are delighted to now be celebrating the start of Ryanair’s first services from Norwich Airport. The twice-weekly flights to Alicante, Faro and Malta are good news for connectivity for the region and offer increased choice for passengers from their local airport. Our operational preparations, including training for new staff, have gone well and we are now looking forward to a busy summer, welcoming passengers taking advantage of the new services on offer to these ever-popular sunshine destinations.”

Ryanair’s Head of Communication, Jade Kirwan, said “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.”

Image Credit: Norwich Airport

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