MIAMI – Taking advantage of the trouble-ridden national carrier, Ryanair (FR) is doubling up its presence at Rome-Fiumicino Airport (FCO), adding services to Rome’s already well-served second airport, Ciampino (CIA).

The new summer 2021 schedule is planned on a presence of up to six aircraft based in FCO and an investment of US$300m (€360m), implying the creation of 180 direct jobs, and covering a total of 21 routes out of which 17 are domestic services.

Beginning August, six new routes will be added, notably Chania (CHD) 3 flights per week, Fuerteventura (FUE) 3x week, Liverpool (LPL) 4x week, Santorini (JTR) 4x week, Tenerife South (TFS) 3x week, and Zakynthos (ZTH) 4x week.

Moreover, existing destinations frequencies will be increased with Barcelona (BCN) up to 14 flights per week, Bari (BRI) 18x week, Brindisi (BDS) 14x week, Brussels (BRU) 14x week, Catania (CTA) 49x week, Kijv (YIV) 7x week, Palermo (PMO) 35x week, and Vienna (VIE) 7x week.

Ryanair boeing 737-800 EI-FRO – Photo : Pablo Gonzales/Airways

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The consolidated FR presence in FCO and CIA will see a total of 14 aircraft based in Rome’s airports, service to 72 international destinations and six domestic, 11 new routes, and a total of 470 departures.

"We are pleased to confirm our commitment to Rome and the region, with 78 routes in total from both airports." Jason McGuinness, Ryanair Commercial Director Click To Tweet

Besides the operations mentioned above, liaisons to summer vacation cities such as Malta (MLA) and Rhodes (RHO), city breaks to Madrid (MAD) and Porto (OPO), and domestic destinations to Cagliari (CAG) and Trapani (TPS) are also scheduled.

McGuinness also added, “In particular, we are pleased to announce the introduction of three additional aircraft based at Rome Fiumicino, along with six new routes and over 65 extra flights departing each week this summer, doubling our presence at the airport.”

Featured image: Ryanair Boeing 737-800 EI-GSJ . Photo: Marco Macca/Airways