Ryanair opens its new Krakow base

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Ryanair, one of the european low cost carriers, today opened its base in Krakow with two-based aircraft and 31 connections. It is second, after Wroclaw, Ryanair’s base in Poland.
For Krakow Airport, opening of the base will enrich the network of connections with four new connections, taking the overall tally of links with the city to 51. The four new routes are: Manchester, Dortmund, Gothenburg and Kos, with flights beginning this month.
All in all, the Irish low-cost airline will be running some 224 flights per week between Krakow and other cities, including Paris, London and Milan, increasing its level by 16 percent.
Launch of the base will bring a series of tangible benefits to Krakow and the entire region. Ryanair invested over 140 million dollars at Krakow Airport. It is estimated that this investment will provide up to 3 000 jobs. Development of Ryanair will also increase tourist traffic and revenue for the region. Within a year, the estimated number of passengers travelling via the aircraft carrier will amount to approx. 1.6 million.