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Ryanair open Frankfurt Hahn MRO base and calls for change in Irish policy

24-Mar-2011 10:53 AM

Ryanair announced (23-Mar-2011) the opening of its new EUR25 million maintenance facility at its Frankfurt Hahn Airport base. The LCC stated the investment and 200 jobs created by the project demonstrates the "incompetence of the Departments of Transport and Enterprise", who rejected Ryanair's offer in 2010 to create 600 jobs in Dublin Airport's Hangar 6. Ryanair noted that in the 12 months following negotiations over the hangar, which is currently leased to Aer Lingus, no investment or jobs have been created at Dublin Airport while "Ryanair has created over 500 new engineering jobs in Frankfurt Hahn and Glasgow Prestwick airports". Ryanair called on the new Irish government to ensure no government "incompetence" prevents job creation and investment in Ireland in the future. [more]