Ryanair new routes Manchester – Lisbon in 2014 winter schedule
From September 2014 a new winter route Manchester-Lisbon will be available from the low-cost carrier Ryanair.
Winter break in Portugal and Spain – fly from Manchester
Ryanair’s winter schedule at Manchester Airport (MAN) is seeing an addition of a total of four new routes to popular tourist destinations in southern Europe (Portugal andSpain): Lisbon (LIS), Barcelona (BCN) and the Canary Islands airports of Lanzarote (ACE) and Gran Canaria (LPA).
Flights from Manchester to Lisbon are already available in the summer schedule of the budget carrier. With extending the air link between Manchester and Lisbon, the capital of Portugal will become an easily accessible year-round destination for Ryanair’s customers flying from Manchester.
Please note that Ryanair routes to Lisbon are also available from London-Stansted.
Cheap car hire Lisbon Airport off season
Greater availability of winter routes to Lisbon is particularly good news to travellers who plan to hire a car upon landing at Lisbon Airport. The Portuguese capital is known for very accessible prices of car hire services off season.
Car rental rates in the range of £50-60 (or even less) for a week of Lisbon Airport car hire are very common in late autumn and winter months. For this price it is usually possible to rent a small city car, or a vehicle in the economy class, being unlimited mileage in most cases included.
Manchester Airport City – more developments at Manchester Airport
The four additions to Ryanair’s schedule at Manchester Airport, as well as increasing the frequency of the existing routes are believed to boost the number of Ryanair passengers from 2,1 million to 2,3 million per year.
The increase in number of weekly flights from 214 to 226 will also generate additional on-site jobs, to a total number of 2,300.
These changes are a part of a development strategy undertaken for Manchester Airport which is considered a strategic location for business as well as for tourism. Manchester – MAN, currently the third busiest airport in the UK will be the county’s first airport to develop an airport city – an innovative concept in Europe, implemented so far only in Barcelona and Frankfurt.
Manchester Airport City is a multi-million project aiming at stimulating the economy growth of the Great Manchester area by developing a logistic, manufacturing, office and leisure centre.
Along with the growth of Manchester Airport City, a further expansion of route network available a tManchester Airport is expected, transforming it into one of the most important transportation hubs in the UK.