Ryanair today announced it would open its first Slovakian base at Bratislava in March 2015 with two based aircraft and 16 routes.

In Bratislava, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:

“Ryanair is pleased to announce its 71st base in Bratislava from March 2015, offering 16 exciting routes in total including Dublin, Madrid, Milan and London Stansted which will deliver almost 1 million passengers annually and support 1,000 “on-site” jobs, as Ryanair invests over $200m at Bratislava Airport”.

“Ryanair customers in Bratislava can choose from 16 routes next summer, while enjoying allocated seating, a free 2nd carry-on bag, reduced fees, a new website, a brand new app with mobile boarding passes, and our new Family Extra and Business Plus services, making Ryanair the ideal choice for families, business and leisure travellers”, he added.