The airline will operate more than 123 departing flights per week from its new hub
Ryanair has announced the opening of its 16th Italian base at Turin, representing a $200m investment to connect the Piedmont region with 32 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The carrier will also have two aircraft permanently based at the airport.
The gateway is set to deliver 18 new routes - including two domestic flights – for the winter season, as well as creating 60 direct jobs.
“We have enjoyed a great partnership with this airport since our first ever flight from London Stansted to Turin in 1999 and we are very pleased to continue growing in the region after 22 successful years,” said Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair DAC. “As vaccination rollout programmes continue throughout the coming months, we want to continue supporting the economic recovery as well as regional and international connectivity across the country and position Turin as a leading winter destination – both as a charming city break and a gateway to some of the best Italian ski resorts.”
Andrea Andorno, CEO of Turin Airport, commented: “After difficult months, today is a very special day for Turin airport and the whole of Piedmont. With these first two based aircraft, the airport will be able to immediately and significantly expand its offer of connections, thus creating the network from/to Turin with the highest number of destinations ever served.
“This is a strategic opportunity that was strongly desired in order to overcome the contingent crisis linked to the pandemic as soon as possible and look towards an increasingly international future for Turin and Piedmont. This is why we expect the people of Piedmont to rediscover the beauty of travelling through Turin Airport, taking advantage of the numerous direct flights to European capitals and many other new destinations such as Lanzarote, Tel Aviv and Seville.”