Source: Schengen Visa Info
The previously well-known ultra-low-cost flag carrier Ryanair has announced that it will moderately increase ticket prices to Austria, primarily due to inflation.
The company that owns Austrian airline Lauda Europe announced that cheap travel is now a thing of the past, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.
“There will be no more 10-euro tickets,” said Ryanair Austria boss Andreas Gruber of the Austrian press.
As The Local reveals, the average price for a Ryanair flight will rise from 40 to 50 euros in the future. However, despite the increase, Ryanair expects passenger numbers to remain flat in the coming months as people seek cheaper transport alternatives.
Gruber points out that you should pay more attention to the ticket price. In addition, the number of passengers to Vienna is expected to increase from six million this year to 6.5 million in the following year.
From November, when an influx of 50,000 to 60,000 passengers is expected, Ryanair will operate flights from Klagenfurt, the southern province of Austria.
The company noted that ticket bookings have increased and reached expected levels, especially for those wishing to fly on the London-Stansted route.
“We offer more destinations on short and medium-haul routes than AUA from Vienna,” said Gruber, pointing out that the market share in Vienna is currently 25 percent.
Ryanair recently announced eight new routes in its flight program to and from Vienna. The new routes include Bremen (Germany), Manchester (England), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), Genoa and Venice (Italy), Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Sibiu (Romania).
The flag carrier announced that it is investing 1.7 billion euros in the Vienna hub, with a total of 17 aircraft based in the Austrian capital. The airline is expected to operate more than 600 flights per week to and from the capital, contributing to a total of 600 new jobs created for the season.
On the other hand, due to high fuel costs and flight taxes, Ryanair recently reported all flights to Brussels Airport Zaventem until spring 2023. Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary added that the winter season would be challenging for air travel.
“This winter will be deeply challenging with higher fuel costs, so an increase in airport charges like in Zaventem is not sustainable,” he stressed.
The decision, which will come into force at the end of September, will affect the operation of two aircraft at that airport and about 15 aircraft at Charleroi airport, which will be removed.