Ryanair will add five new aircraft at its Barcelona Girona base as part of a major expansion.
The extra aircraft will increase Ryanair-¬™s Girona routes to 75 and passenger numbers to 8 million a year by 2012.
Ryanair deputy CEO Michael Cawley said: "Ryanair started flying from Barcelona Girona, our first Spanish airport, in 2002 and the partnership has been a phenomenal success.
"This expansion will see Ryanair-¬™s investment at the airport rise to 14 aircraft worth $1 billion.
-¬---We congratulate the Catalan region-¬™s success in securing this low cost agreement against robust competition from other low cost, efficient European airports which will now place business and tourism throughout Catalonia on a fast track for growth".
By Bev Fearis
Thursday, April 3, 2008