By Sally Underwood • 08 August 2021 • 17:03
Ryanair to open new hub at Newcastle Airport. Image: Wikimedia
The airline said it will open its new Ryanair hub in March 2022.
The hub, which will open in March 2022, will host two aircraft and create at least 60 jobs.
Nick Jones, the airport’s chief executive, said: “This will create new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and engineering alongside support services, and will generate economic value for the wider area.”
The news comes after Ryanair announced it could double its passenger numbers for the rest of the summer because of the boost vaccines are creating for international travel.
Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary said the airline hoped to carry nine million passengers in July.
However, he said that only 50 per cent of available seats have been booked for July and 30 per cent for August, compared with up to 70 per cent pre-pandemic.
O’Leary also criticised the British government for an overly cautious green list and the Irish government for failing to roll out the EU’s digital Covid certificate on time.
Vaccinated tourists from the UK to amber list countries, including Spain, are now able to travel back to the UK without quarantine in a boost for travel.
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