15-Dec-2010 11:47 AM

Ryanair slashes Berlin, Bremen and Dusseldorf Weeze operations

Ryanair announced (14-Dec-2010) further cuts to its 2011 German operations. The carrier believes its operations will suffer the loss of 3 million passengers under the German Government's new tourist tax. Ryanair will cut the following flights and traffic:

  • Berlin: 122 weekly flights and four routes, totalling 900,000 passengers p/a;
  • Bremen: 58 weekly flights, eight routes, 400,000 passengers p/a;
  • Düsseldorf Weeze: 84 weekly flights, 13 routes, 700,000 passengers p/a;
  • Frankfurt Hahn: 150 weekly flights, nine routes, one million passengers. [more]
Ryanair: "Ryanair will move these aircraft to bases outside Germany, which welcome tourists instead of taxing them. We urge the German Government to look again at the damaging impact of tourist taxes in Ireland and the UK before this EUR8 tourist tax leads to similar declines in traffic and jobs at German airports," Michael O'Leary, CEO. Source: Company statement.

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