News From Newsletter March 2010

Ryanair’s 25 millionth passenger

The Patronat de Turisme presents Ryanair’s 25 millionth passenger with a book on the Costa Brava and a weekend break in the Pirineu de Girona destination at a ceremony in Girona Airport

The Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona and Ryanair have presented the airline’s 25 millionth passenger, who arrived on a flight from Leeds Bradford International Airport, with a prize. Ryanair’s 25 millionth passenger was named at Leeds Bradford International Airport as part of a ceremony for the media before boarding a flight to the Costa Brava.

On landing at Girona Costa Brava Airport, the Secretary for Mobility of the Catalan Government, Manel Nadal, the Director of the Patronat de Turisme, Dolors Batallé, the Director of Territorial Services of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Enterprise, David Mascort, and Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Director for Spain, Luis Fernández-Mellado, welcomed Ryanair’s 25 millionth passenger, Ryan Longley of the UK, at the new Airport Tourist Office, which is jointly run by the Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Girona and the Catalan Government, where he was presented with several prizes. Dolors Batallé presented him with the prize of a weekend break at the Grèvol Hotel in Llanars (, including a spa session, and a copy of the book Rediscovering the Costa Brava, which includes retrospective and present-day images of the main natural and heritage attractions of the Costa Brava. Ryanair contributed to the prize with free flights.

The low cost airline currently operates 63 flights between Girona Costa Brava Airport and several cities in other parts of Spain, Europe and Morocco. Girona Costa Brava Airport became the first Spanish airport to be used by the Irish airline when the company’s first plane to the destination touched down in December 2002. In 2010 Ryanair expects to fly 5.5 million passengers to the airport.

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