Ryanair is expanding its involvement at Memmingen Airport. Next year, the low-coster at Allgäu Airport station one more plane, said a spokeswoman for the low-cost airliners.de. Then in Memmingen two Ryanair machines are based.

Among other things, the winter destinations Banja Luka, Brindisi, Edinburgh, Lviv, Marrakech and Tel Aviv will be continued in the summer. In addition, Ryanair increases the frequency of the Palma de Mallorca connection from five to six weekly flights.

Leipzig route is abandoned

The situation at Leipzig / Halle Airport looks completely different. There, Ryanair says goodbye with the end of the winter timetable. As an airport spokesman said, then the route will be set to London Stansted – the last of Ryanair in Leipzig / Halle.

The decision was made for “commercial reasons”, quoted the ” Leipziger Volkszeitung ” an airline spokeswoman. Ryanair took up the engagement at the Saxon Airport 2011. At peak times, the low-coster served 16 routes from there.Airlines in Leipzig/HalleLufthansaEurowingsCondorSun ExpressTurkish AirlinesAustrian AirlinesSwissÜbrige AirlinesGrafik: airliners.de

The graph shows the percentage distribution of seating capacities offered from Leipzig / Halle Airport in winter. “Other airlines” are those with less than three percent each. Information rounded.Source: ch-aviation

In 2013, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said on a visit to the airport, according to the newspaper, to expand this to the then fifth Germany base. Half a year later, however, the low-cost airline canceled the offer at the airport – except for the London route.

The airport sees in the end of the Ryanair commitment a strategic decision: The load on the London connection had been high for years, the newspaper quoted an airport spokesman. However, Ryanair had postponed the inclusion of a new route in Leipzig / Halle in 2012, because the aircraft is needed elsewhere.

Tegel basis henceforth under “FR” code

This time Berlin-Tegel could be the reason, speculates the newspaper, as the aircraft would be needed there. Because the Irish take over in April the local base of their participation Lauda Motion. At the same time, they are using wet-lease machines for the Austrian airline from Palma de Mallorca next summer.

© Berlin Brandenburg Airport GmbH, Günter Wicker

 Also read:Ryanair takes over Tegel base from Lauda Motion

What speaks against the presentation of the newspaper: Ryanair already operated this year, the base in Tegel – in the wet lease for Lauda Motion. For her daughter lifted up to ten machines in the summer; In the coming summer, there are only five left. So that Ryanair “has left” five machines.


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