Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Attack on Lufthansa: Ryanair wants to land in Frankfurt – SPIEGEL ONLINE

The biggest European airline, Ryanair wants to be the second largest, Lufthansa, at their home base in Frankfurt am Main attack. The local airport operator Fraport has announced a joint press conference with Ryanair, which will take place on Wednesday morning at Germany’s largest airport.

According to information from the agencies Reuters and dpa-AFX to the first flight service from Frankfurt airport presented. So far, Ryanair starts from approximately 100 kilometres away from the Hahn Airport, which is Ryanair’s Frankfurt-Hahn.

The first flight will be carried out according to a Ryanair insider, probably the next summer flight plan. In the Fraport-invitation remained open, when and with what flight service, Ryanair departure. Spokesman for the two companies did not want to comment on the plans.

According to Information of the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”. Ryanair’s first two aircraft in the Frankfurt station to fly to as the first targets of Palma de Majorca and the southern Spanish Alicante The Irish benefited from a discount for new customers of the operator, Fraport, Ryanair is also a 35-minute rotation time between landing and the Start of the course says it should have.

This would, according to the newspaper, according to preliminary calculations, up to six daily take-offs from Frankfurt. The distance from Frankfurt to Mallorca has been operated in the past summer, Lufthansa, Air Berlin, Condor, SunExpress and Tuifly. Alicante was only once a week by Lufthansa flying

For Fraport is the Deal with the Irish would be a great success, since so far none of the big drives are Cheap-Airlines in Frankfurt. Ryanair, like many other low-cost airlines have so far avoided the Airport. As the reason the Irish airline called, so far, in comparison to other airports with significantly higher fees, which requires Fraport.

Fraport could reduce the cooperation in addition, the dependence on the major customer, Lufthansa. Ryanair calls again, with the Expansion of Lufthansa at their most important cross out of rotation. On their second hub in Munich, the Lufthansa already with the cheap competition from Easyjet and Transavia apart. Contrary to earlier plans, the Dax group wants to send its low-cost subsidiary eurowings from next year also in Munich.

Ryanair-bases in Hamburg and Nuremberg

On Tuesday has opened Ryanair officially opened its new base at Hamburg airport. The Irish low-cost airline stationed two machines of the type Boeing 737-800 in the Hanseatic city. The range of products for passengers,

Entirely new in the Hamburg route network the Bulgarian capital of Sofia (since September), Milan-Bergamo and London Stansted. In addition, Ryanair takes Connections to Brussels, Gran Canaria, Dublin and Manchester, which are already served by other Airlines. Overall, the air traffic of the Irish line from Hamburg are expected to double to 650,000 customers a year.

On Wednesday, wants to open Ryanair is also in Nuremberg, a new base, and stationed a second aircraft. Starting in the summer of 2017, five new destinations to fly to, including daily Connections to Rome and Budapest are from the Albrecht-Dürer-Airport. Overall, the range should be increased five-fold. Together with the newly opened base in Hamburg, Ryanair has in Germany, then more than eight bases.

Also in Berlin is to expand of cheap flights massively: 19 new summer goals next year in the flight plan, including Budapest, Lisbon and the Canary Islands. Germany is currently in the “strategic focus” of the Irish. “We want to grow in Germany. The country offers a huge potential”, – said the head of the operating business of Rynair, David O’brien, at the beginning of October in Nuremberg. In 2017, the company is aiming for Germany, a 20% passenger increase.


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