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Ryanair Adds Frankfurt-UK Connections

Ryanair has unveiled plans to add direct services from its Frankfurt Airport base to Manchester and London/Stansted.  The Irish low-cost carrier’s new German hub, which is due to go online imminently, will initially be linked to four Iberian destinations (Alicante, Malaga, Palma and Faro) with two based aircraft.  Its new services to the UK – twice daily to Stansted and six times a week to Manchester – will be added in October to coincide with the introduction of Ryanair’s winter timetable.

Manchester Airport CEO Ken O’Toole said it was “pleasing” to see Ryanair expand its route network from the facility, adding that Frankfurt “is popular with leisure passengers and a key business market for the North.”

Stansted’s Aviation Director Mats Sigurdson noted the services will also offer travellers the opportunity to connect onto long-haul services via the German hub.

The addition of Frankfurt increases the number of destinations that will be served by Ryanair from Stansted this winter to 124, including new connections to Aalborg, Oradea and Pardubice.  The carrier is yet to finalise its Manchester programme.

Ryanair will add direct links from Frankfurt to Manchester and Stansted in October. (Ryanair)

Cargojet Heads to Europe

Canadian freight specialist Cargojet Airways will begin flights to Europe after expanding its commercial agreement with Air Canada Cargo.

The company will fly to Frankfurt, Germany from November 19 using a Boeing 767-300F, providing connectivity with flights already operating from Canada to Mexico City, and the recently inaugurated second weekly link to Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru.

“The growth of our freighter service allows us to increase our global reach and leverage our substantial, growing international network” said Lise-Marie Turpin, Vice President, Air Canada Cargo. “It also allows us to offer specialty main deck service to our customers with year-round capacity on key lanes.”

Ajay K Virmani, President and CEO of Cargojet, welcomed the latest developments. “We are very pleased with the expansion of our services, as we grow our relationship with Air Canada Cargo.  It allows us to continue to optimise our overall freighter aircraft utilization and to expand our range of air cargo services.”