Ryanair launch DUB-Riga

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One for Shamrock and our other Irish members http://www.ryanair.com/site/EN/news.php?yr=05&month=nov&story=rte-en-031105
RYANAIR ANNOUNCES NEW DAILY ROUTE FROM DUBLIN TO RIGA Announcing the news in Dublin today, Michael Cawley, Ryanair's Deputy CEO said: "We are delighted to start our first route between Ireland and Eastern Europe with a daily flight to Riga commencing in January 2006. In the first year of operations, 80,000 passengers will enjoy our low fares between Dublin and the Latvian capital for a fraction of the high prices being charged by Aer Lingus and Air Baltic. "Ryanair began operating flights to and from Riga at the end of 2004 and now offers daily routes from Riga to 6 European cities. Riga's 800 year history has made it a hugely popular destination for tourists around Europe and the leisure market from Ireland to Riga will be transformed because Ryanair's low fares will make it an affordable city break destination for the first time. "The considerable Latvian population in Ireland will also benefit from our low fares allowing them to travel more often between the two countries courtesy of Europe's lowest fares and save a fortune in the process. "This new route goes on sale today on www.ryanair.com with widely available fares from only €9.99* and we are advising passengers to book now as demand for fares this low to Riga will be very strong". Route Airline Fare Fare comparison Dublin - Riga Ryanair €10 Dublin - Riga Aer Lingus €69 > 6 times more expensive Dublin - Riga Air Baltic €75 > 7 times more expensive Fares sourced 3/11/05. Travel 19/01/06 . All fares one way, taxes and charges excluded * Excluding taxes and charges
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Great news for the consumer, Dublin and Riga, thought Eastern Europe was pointless, quoting Michael O Leary. FR do love a dig at the opposition don't they! Just to remind you in this attentive thread: airline is on tonight, 2030 on ITV1
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Great news for DUB and Riga! P.S. Thanks Wozza for reminding me about Airline, I normally forget it's on :o

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Great news for the consumer, Dublin and Riga, thought Eastern Europe was pointless, quoting Michael O Leary. FR do love a dig at the opposition don't they! Just to remind you in this attentive thread: airline is on tonight, 2030 on ITV1
Thanks for the reminder, got someone to record it for me now!
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Well I suppose its good news but to be perfectly honest Ive started to hate Ryanair. It will be very dissapointing if Air Baltic are forced to pull of the route but if they can adjust their scheduled to more sociable times it might help.