Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) has announced it will open a fifth base in Poland during the 2017/18 winter season.

In a statement, the Irish LCC said it would base one B737-800 out of Poznan from late October onwards for use in opening new routes to Athens Int'l, Billund, Castellón, Eilat Ovda Int'l, Madrid Barajas, Oslo Torp, and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion. All will operate 2x weekly. Existing flights to London Stansted will also be increased.

"Our based aircraft represents an investment of USD100 million, which further underlines our commitment to growing traffic, tourism and jobs in the Wielkopolska region and we look forward to working closely with our airport partners to deliver further growth in Poznan," Ryanair’s Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer, Juliusz Komorek, said.

According to the ch-aviation route database, Ryanair's current Poznan network offering entails flights to each of Alicante, Bristol Int'l, Dublin Int'l, Edinburgh, Girona, Kerkyra, Liverpool, Malta, and Rome Ciampino.