Ryanair welcomed 1 millionth Katowice passenger

Ryanair, a low-cost airline based in Dublin, handled today its one millionth passenger at Katowice International Airport, since starting operations there in 2007.

Ryanair also announced to double the number of flight operations between Katowice and London Stansted. The airline will now fly between the two cities twice a day (14 flights weekly).

Ryanair operates five routes from Katowice to Bristol, Birmingham, Dublin, London Stansted and Manchester. The airline expects to carry more than 250 000 passengers at the Katowice International Airport in 2012 and to increase the number to 300 000 next year.

The airline’s total traffic grew by 5% last year to reach 75,8 million. In 2012, the company plans to carry 79 million people between 169 airports (1 500 routes) in 28 countries. In Poland, Ryanair expects 6 million passengers this year and currently operates 126 routes from ten airports.