Aviation news analysis
50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel From Summer 2018

Download: Printable PDF Date: 02 Dec 2017 10:21 categories:
Publisher:
Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel From Summer 2018 - Airports / Routes publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: Germany Aircraft: Airplanes

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 airline, confirmed that it has applied for slots to base 9 aircraft at Berlin Tegel in addition to the 9 Ryanair aircraft based at Berlin Schonefeld. Ryanair believes that the validity of Easyjet’s so-called “slot purchase” is questionable and looks forward to confirmation from the relevant authorities that Berlin will be open to competition for the benefit of consumers and visitors alike.

Ryanair’s planned investment would deliver an additional 3,750* on-site jobs and bring even more tourists/visitors to Berlin, while connecting the German capital with additional destinations on the lowest fares. Ryanair’s larger aircraft, higher load factors, and efficient operation would also deliver the most productive use of Tegel slots.

Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said:

“Ryanair has applied for slots at Berlin Tegel and is prepared to invest up to $1 billion in additional Berlin aircraft and double its Berlin traffic to 10m over the next 18 months. This investment would guarantee access to Ryanair’s lowest fares, and enable Berlin citizens and visitors to avoid the emerging high fare Lufthansa/Easyjet duopoly.

We look forward to confirmation of the necessary slots in due course which would replace approximately 30% of lost Air Berlin capacity at Tegel with new low fare Ryanair routes. Additionally, Ryanair calls on the Berlin authorities to respect the vote of the Berlin people and keep Tegel open if and when Brandenburg eventually opens, so that Berlin has the connectivity and capacity a capital city of its stature deserves.”



Loading comments for Ryanair Applies For Slots To Base 9 Aircraft At Berlin Tegel From Summer 2018...


Recommended

At Least 5 Medium Size EU Airline Will Go Bankrupt in 2018-2019

Gediminas Ziemelis Between 2004 and 2015, the US airline industry saw 11 major air carriers merge into 4. This massive consolidation took place as a response to industry slowdowns and from the lack...

Norwegian signs comprehensive engine services contract

The Norwegian Air Shuttle Group and Lufthansa Technik have signed a contract extending an existing Total Engine Support (TES®) contract. The agreement, signed on 17 September at the airline's...

Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet with additional H225M order

New purchase brings RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of four H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters from the Royal Th...

Airbus delivers first aircraft from Mobile powered by sustainable jet fuel blend

Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will this week deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue is due to depart Mobile on 20...