Ryanair aims to bring over 550,000 tourists to Fuerteventura each year
Ryanair has unveiled its ambitious plan to boost tourism in Fuerteventura, aiming to bring in 550,000 tourists annually. However, the airline's strategy leaves a bittersweet taste, as it falls significantly short of the 40 routes offered by its rival, Lanzarote.
The airline has announced a lineup of 25 air routes to the island, with the goal of transporting nearly 1.1 million passengers (comprising 550,000 tourists making round trips) to Fuerteventura.
In a statement released yesterday (Wednesday), Ryanair detailed its winter season schedule for Fuerteventura with the routes, including two new ones to Cork and Krakow, as well as increased frequencies on five other routes, which include Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, London, and Milan.
"This robust schedule provides visitors to Fuerteventura with an excellent selection of routes at the lowest fares when booking their winter getaways, all while boosting year-round tourism on the island, whose local economy relies on connectivity and tourism," the airline stated.
Ryanair claims that its operations in Fuerteventura will support the retention of "800 local jobs" and anticipates that air traffic with the island will grow to 1.1 million passengers annually by 2024.
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