Ryanair has announced its 16th Italian base at Turin airport, with 18 new routes including flights to Edinburgh, Luton and Shannon.
The low-cost carrier will base two aircraft in Turin, and will offer a total of 32 routes from the airport, including the following 16 new routes for winter 2021/22:
- Budapest (twice weekly)
- Copenhagen (twice weekly)
- Edinburgh (weekly)
- Krakow (twice weekly)
- Kyiv (twice weekly)
- Lanzarote (twice weekly)
- Luton (weekly)
- Lviv (twice weekly from summer 2021)
- Madrid (twice weekly)
- Malaga (twice weekly)
- Marrakech (twice weekly)
- Palma (twice weekly from summer 2021)
- Paris-Beauvais (three flights per week)
- Pescara (twice weekly from summer 2021)
- Seville (twice weekly)
- Shannon (weekly)
- Tel Aviv (twice weekly)
- Trapani (three flights per week)
Ryanair already flies between Turin and London Stansted, Bristol and Dublin (the last of these being seasonal).
British Airways offers flights between Gatwick and Turin, while Easyjet flies seasonally from Bristol, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester, and Jet 2 also offers seasonal services from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester. Some of these routes may not currently be operating due to Covid-19.
Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region of northern Italy, and is situated around 150km west of Milan. The city is home to the headquarters of car manufacturers Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo.
Turin airport’s CEO, Andrea Andorno said the news marked “a very special day for Turin airport and the whole of Piedmont”, while Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson commented:
“We have enjoyed a great partnership with this airport since our first ever flight from London Stansted to Turin in 1999 and we are very pleased to continue growing in the region after 22 successful years.
“As vaccination rollout programmes continue throughout the coming months, we want to continue supporting the economic recovery as well as regional & international connectivity across the country and position Turin as a leading winter destination – both as a charming city break and a gateway to some of the best Italian ski resorts.
Fellow low-cost carrier Wizz Air also announced a new Italian base this week, with 18 new routes from Naples including flights to London Luton.