Irish budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has announced six new routes from Birmingham Airport (BHX/EGBB) for Winter 2021/22.
From October, new destinations from Birmingham will include Bergamo, Lisbon, Bucharest, Shannon, Turin and Vilnius.
The new routes bring the total of winter routes from Birmingham with Ryanair to 28 this season.
Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness said: “Ryanair remains committed to rebuilding the UK’s tourism industry and strengthening connectivity as Ryanair continues to grow in Europe and travel returns to pre-pandemic level. As Ryanair takes delivery of 55 Boeing 737-8200 ‘Gamechanger’ aircraft this Winter, we are delighted to announce these six new routes from Birmingham this Winter – operating a total of 28 routes.
As travel continues to grow and consumer confidence in air travel returns, Ryanair once again calls on the UK Govt to scrap or suspend APD (air passenger duty), to allow airlines quickly recover connectivity, jobs and tourism in the aftermath of the pandemic. APD makes UK airports very uncompetitive versus Europe, where Ryanair continues to add capacity, having opened a number of bases in recent months in the likes of Zagreb, Stockholm, Billund and Riga. While Ryanair is committed to the UK and its Birmingham airport, the lack of Govt support continues to create further barriers to boosting traffic and growth