11-Oct-2010 1:14 PM

Ryanair suspends German expansion due to taxes

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.