Three new sunny destinations from Schönefeld: Ryanair now flies to Seville, Gran Canaria und Lanzarote03.11.2016
Ready for the start of the winter season, the Irish airline Ryanair launches three new destinations in the sun available from Berlin-Schönefeld. The airline will now fly to Seville in Spain, the Princess of Cities, three times a week. Flights leave on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. In addition, Ryanair also connects the German capital with Gran Canaria and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. There are also three flights a week to Gran Canaria, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Lanzarote route is served twice a week from Berlin-Schönefeld, every Wednesday and Sunday. Ryanair already added 16 new destinations to its Berlin flight plan back in September 2016. At the same time, the airline also increased the number of aircraft stationed at Schönefeld by four, thereby bringing the total up to nine. This winter the Irish low cost airline will fly to 45 destinations from Berlin-Schönefeld.
Tim Howe Schroeder, Head of Corporate Sales & Senior Marketing Manager with Ryanair: „Ryanair is looking forward to commencing flights from Berlin to Seville and Gran Canaria, which are offered three times a week, as well as to Lanzarote, which are now available twice a week. In total, Ryanair now offers nine new destinations since 19th September as well as a total of 45 destinations from Berlin in winter 2016/17. This will allow even more customers to benefit from improvements under the “AlwaysGettingBetter“ programme. This includes the new interior design on board, new uniforms for the cabin crew and a new, personalised website. Of course, a second item of hand luggage may be taken on board, free of charge, just like before. To celebrate the new route from Berlin, Ryanair is offering flights to Seville from just 24.99 euros for a limited time only. Flights to Rzeszow can even be booked for as little as 5 euros. The tickets can be booked before Tuesday, 8th November 2016 and are valid for journeys throughout November. As these cheap flights are very likely to sell out in a very short time, customers should book their flights quickly via www.ryanair.com.“
Dr Karsten Mühlenfeld, Chairman of the Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: „Ryanair is adding three very different sunny destinations to our winter flight plan. We are especially delighted to now have Seville as a destination. This is the first time that direct flights to this fascinating city in the southwest of Spain have been available from Berlin and it’s definitely worth a visit, both in winter and in spring. We wish Ryanair continued good skies and look forward to more exciting destinations available from Berlin in the future.“
Seville – Princess of Cities
With a population of around 700,000, the capital of Andalusia is Spain’s fourth largest city. Seville has become a much loved tourist destination thanks to its mild climate, its beautiful architecture and wide ranging cultural highlights. Old palaces, highly modern architecture, the Metropol Parasol (a giant, accessible wooden sculpture), the Old Town, the Santa Cruz quarter with its narrow lanes and the Cathedral of Maria de la Sede (Spain’s largest gothic church) with its distinctive belfry (La Giralda) make up just a few of the city’s many sights. Seville is one of the birth places of Flamenco and the fiery dance is a symbol of its vibrant nightlife. Partygoers will find ample opportunity for escape in the Princess of Cities, as the locals fondly call Seville.
Seville is situated in the region of Andalusia, which is littered with whitewashed villages and unique towns such as Marbella, Granada and Cádiz. Beach lovers will be in their element on the never ending beaches of the Costa del Sol, the Costa de la Luz and the coastline of Almería. A visit to Doñana National Park (a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site) or, in winter, the ski region of the Sierra Nevada is also worthwhile.
Located in the Atlantic Ocean, the volcanic island of Lanzarote is the most easterly of the Canary Islands. Thanks to its lunar landscapes, the Timanfaya National Park and lava caves it is both unique and fascinating. In 1993, Lanzarote became the first whole island to be declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. A mild, relatively dry climate and beaches invite visitors to come and forget the winter for a few days. Lanzarote offers a wide selection of about 27 kilometres of sand and shingle beaches as well as dramatic cliffs. Dromedaries, which were brought to the island as transport and work animals, have adapted perfectly to the local conditions and have now become an important tourist attraction. The fact that the island has been protected from the ravages of mass tourism, despite its obvious appeal, is largely down to island inhabitant and artist César Manrique. A visit to the site of his works such as the volcanic grotto of Jameos del Agua or his residence in the middle of a lava field, the Fundacion de Cesar Manrique, are both well worth a visit.
The third largest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, draws in visitors thanks to its year round warm climate, as well as its diversity and contrast. Whilst the south is rather dry thanks to winds blowing up from the Sahara, the climate in the north of the island is much more humid due to the trade winds. The island’s landscape therefore varies wildly, earning it the nickname of miniature continent due to the diversity of flora and fauna. In particular, Gran Canaria remains a popular winter travel destination for anyone in need of a short winter break. Some of Gran Canaria’s most well-loved attractions include the dunes at Maspalomas, the fishing village of Puerto de Mogán, which is also known as the Venice of the south, and the 290 caves at Cenobio de Valerón, which were carved out of tufa by the island’s pre-historic inhabitants.