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Ryanair to Launch 13 New Routes from Sweden

Ryanair Holdings, Europe's largest discount airline, on Thursday unveiled plans to launch 13 new routes from its Stockholm Skavsta airport in Sweden.

The new departures will start in October when Ryanair invests $140 million (105.3 million euros) and add two new Boeing 737 800 aircraft to its fleet in Sweden.

The carrier said it will fly to Alicante, Basel, Bratislava, Eindhoven, Baden Baden, Liverpool, Malta, Pisa, Porto, Salzburg, Trapani and Valencia.

Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said that with the new departures the airline will some 2.5 million passengers a year.

Ryanair's low fares have "been a tremendous success in Sweden," he said.

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