Ryanair Boeing 737-800

Irish budget carrier Ryanair today operated it’s inaugural service from Dublin to Copenhagen operating daily with a Boeing 737-800 competing head to head against three carriers Aer Lingus five times weekly, Norwegian Air Shuttle twice weekly and SAS Airlines daily service.

Copenhagen becomes it’s first primary airport to be served in Scandinavian market and fourth primary airport to be added to it’s Dublin scheduled since last September, adding to Brussels Zaventem, Cologne and Glasgow International as part of it’s “Always Getting Better” customer programme, increasing its appeal to business passengers.

The budget carrier estimates 50% of it’s growth will come from primary airports over the next five years.

On 29th October last the airline announced Copenhagen as it’s 70th European base initially with one based aircraft operating to London Luton, Milan Bergamo and Warsaw Modlin, adding a further three aircraft from September next.

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary on Q3 results added “Our New Routes team are meeting with existing and new airports to finalise allocations of our growing fleet for the winter 2015 schedule.  As many primary airports suffer capacity and traffic cuts from Europe’s flag carriers, the growth incentives being offered to Ryanair continue to improve”.

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