Ryanair has shared that they are prepared to reach record flights this summer in Malaga airport. They are ready for the biggest flight schedule in history on the Costa del Sol this summer.
Ryanair has also shared its plans to connect the Costa del Sol with 79 destinations, adding an additional nine new routes and providing 1.9 million seats. This is roughly 14 percent more than they offered in 2019 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new program will come into place at the end of March when the clocks chain and Ryanair’s goal is to exceed five million passengers on the Costa del Sol this year for the first time ever, specifically forecasting 5.2 million. This is compared to 4.6 million in 2019.
They have said they will be operating a total of 340 frequencies this summer in Malaga. This is compared to 288 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are hoping for a full recovery with numbers higher than pre-pandemic times. Ryanair is already looking at how they can grow and reservations are going exceedingly well. They are committed to flying to new areas like Paris, Zagreb, Stockholm, Lanzarote, Riga in Lativa, Kaunas in Lithuania, and Aarhus in Denmark.
In addition, to help with the expansion, the company will also be hiring for positions here, precisely 330 direct jobs which will rise to 4000 indirectly. They are going to need more personnel than ever before for the expansion and this will link Malaga with 26 countries through a total of 79 routes.
The company is counting on some markets this summer including the return of the British to their normal levels in addition to the Dutch, Germans, and Scandinavians. There will also be the Spanish market whereby a route to Lanzarote has been added. This year, the company will celebrate twenty years since Ryanair first began facilitating flights to Spain also.