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Ryanair suspends German expansion due to taxes

11-Oct-2010 1:14 PM

Ryanair announced it has put its German expansion on hold due to the German Government’s introduction of a new passenger tax (Reuters/Wirtschaftswoche, 08-Oct-2010). Ryanair, which has three bases in Germany, stated that there is potential for Ryanair to operate 12 bases. The German Government is introducing a passenger tax of EUR8 for short-haul services, EUR25 for medium-haul services and EUR45 for long-haul.