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Ryanair's just launched a new route to Amsterdam (and extra flights to Spain and Germany)

There are also extra flights to the UK, Italy and Belgium.

A happy looking Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary
A happy looking Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary
Image: PA WIRE

RYANAIR HAS ANNOUNCED yet more expansion, with a new flight route being introduced for Amsterdam from 27 October.

It is also going to put on extra flights on routes to Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Treviso, Belgium and a number of locations in Britain.

The Amsterdam flight will operate four times daily to Schiphol Airport.

The airline said that customers can also expect a “new personalised website” and digital features such as “hold the fare”, as well as new crew uniforms, menus and cabin interiors.

The new changes follow on from Ryanair’s introduction of its ‘Always Getting Better’ programme, which it introduced last year to improve customer experience.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said news is “fantastic”: “they will certainly expand travel options for European and British holidaymakers who wish to visit Ireland in 2016.”

We will be working closely with Ryanair and Dublin Airport to maximise the demand for these routes and boost tourism. As an island destination, direct, convenient and competitive access services are critical to achieving growth in inbound tourism.

He added that there has been a growth of almost +13% in visitors from mainland Europe, and +10% from Britain to Ireland for the first seven months of 2015.

Dublin Airport welcomed the news, with its managing director Vincent Harrison commenting:

This announcement is good news for Irish business and tourism to Ireland, particularly as a recent economic study highlighted the huge importance of Dublin Airport as an engine of growth for the Irish economy.

Passenger numbers are up 15% at Dublin Airport this year.


In more news for flyers, FlyBe just announced a new route from Cork Airport to Cardiff.

This new year-round service is in addition to its weekly Saturday flight which was launched at Cork Airport last June.

Read: Could millions of Ryanair customers be due a refund?>

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