Ryanair, the world’s most popular airline, welcomed on May 2nd 2012 its 500,000 th passenger Beziers Cap d’Agde airport. The lucky winner, Mrs Margaret Barry was awarded two free flights from Bristol to Beziers.
In just four years of attendance, Ryanair has opened seven destinations with Béziers Cap d’Agde as the hub: Bristol and London Luton (2008), Düsseldorf Weeze (2009), Stockholm Skavsta (2010), Oslo and Paris Beauvais Rygge ( 2011), Manchester (2012).
To celebrate this event, Ryanair has announced additional flights during peak summer season 2012: a fifth weekly flight Bristol/Beziers and the third weekly flight from Dusseldorf Weeze are implemented during the months of July and August.
Michael Cawley, Ryanair’s Deputy Director General said: “In four years, Ryanair carried 500,000 passengers to Beziers, with tourists who have saved a total of over 107 million euro by choosing the lower rates of Ryanair compared to tariffs of Air France. Ryanair will carry over 210,000 passengers this year to Beziers Cap d’Agde, providing more than 210 jobs and stressing its commitment to the airport.
To celebrate our 500,000 passengers and four years of growth in Beziers Cap d’Agde, we offer tickets at € 10.99 for travel in late May, early June to Bristol, Manchester and Oslo. These tickets are available on www.ryanair.com until midnight Monday, May 7. ”
Daniel Galey, Chairman of the Joint Association said: “We are pleased to be celebrating the milestone of 500,000 passengers Ryanair to Beziers Cap d’Agde since March 2008. This level of activity is the result of a win-win partnership between the airline and the airport, with positive consequences on the local economy and employment. The Local owners and managers of the platform can only be welcomed and are calling for the continuation of this wonderful development. ”
Ryanair is the most popular company in the world and operates over 1,500 flights a day from its 51 bases and more than 1500 lines low-cost serviced in 27 countries on over 160 destinations. The company manages a fleet of 290 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft and has placed a firm order for 13 new aircraft to be delivered during this year. Ryanair currently employs over 8500 people and aims to carry 80 million passengers during this fiscal year.
About the airport Beziers Cap d’Agde
The airport Béziers Cap d’Agde offers 8 destinations in Europe and has two partner airlines Ryanair and Flybe. He recorded a traffic of 195,000 passengers in 2011, becoming the first national growth for airports + 100,000 passengers (+48.8%). The economic impact on the catchment area of the airport have been valued at € 58.9M in 2011. The platform now has more than 100 jobs. Béziers Cap d’Agde is the 14th French airport for low cost traffic.
For more information
Pascal Pintre, Director of the Joint Union Airport Beziers Cap d’Agde 00 33 680 45 72 76
Jonathan Brisy, Sales & Marketing Executive France / Belgium
Ryanair Ltd., Unit D2 Airport Business Park, Swords Road, Co. Dublin, IRELAND
Phone: 1508 353 17 97