Ryanair, the largest airline in Europe, comes to Košice. The Irish carrier that transported more than 130 million passengers in 2017 will fly to Košice from its newest base in London Southend Airport. The route will commence as of the summer schedule 2019 and it will be operated by Boeing 737‐800 aircraft with 189 seats three times per week. The first flight of Ryanair from Košice will depart on 2nd April 2019. Tickets from 24,99 EUR (one way including cabin baggage) will be on sale on www.ryanair.com from 15th June 2018.

Ryanair operates more than 2000 flights per day with its modern fleet of more than 430 Boeing 737s with a further 240 on order. London Southend Airport is located on the Essex coast. It is one of the UK´s fastest growing regional airports. There are up to 8 trains per hour from the airport to the London Liverpool Street Station which makes it very easy for passengers to get to London, one of the world´s most important capitals.

Michael Tmej, CEO and chairman of the management board, Kosice International Airport:

“We are delighted to welcome our newest partner, Ryanair, to Košice. London has been our most demanded destination for the very long time and unfortunately also an underserved market. The service between Košice and London Southend Airport will open new opportunities for thousands of Slovaks living in UK, people from our wide catchment area and for the huge population of London metropolitan area to explore our wonderful city and region. In addition, in May 2019 the ice hockey World Championship will take place in Slovakia and the British national team will play its games in Košice, so the hockey fans from UK can use the new service to support their team.”

Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Manager for CEE & Balkans, Olga Pawlonka said:

“Ryanair is pleased to announce our first ever route from Kosice, a new London Southend route commencing in April 2019, which will operate three times weekly as part of our Summer 2019 schedule. To celebrate we are releasing seats for sale from €24.99 for travel in April, which are available for booking until midnight Friday (15 June). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

Ryanair is Europe’s Number 1 airline, carrying over 131m customers p.a. on more than 2,000 daily flights from 86 bases, connecting 220 destinations in 37 countries on a fleet of 430 Boeing 737 aircraft, with a further 240 Boeing 737’s on order, which will enable Ryanair to lower fares and grow traffic to 200m customers p.a. by FY24. Ryanair has a team of more than 13,000 highly skilled aviation professionals delivering Europe’s No.1 on‐time performance, and an industry leading 33‐year safety record. In 2017, Ryanair became the first European airline to have carried over 1 billion customers. Slovak consumers and visitors can now enjoy even lower fares and the latest “Always Getting Better” improvements including:

  • Reduced checked‐in bag fees – lower €25 fee, bigger 20kg bag allowance
  • Ryanair Rooms with 10% off Travel Credit
  • Ryanair Transfers – wider choice of ground transport with new partner Car Trawler
  • Punctuality Promise – 90% of Ryanair flights will be on time
  • Price Promise – find a cheaper fare and Ryanair will refund the difference + €5 to your My Ryanair account.

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