Ryanair said it will start operating flights from Frankfurt am Main, the city’s main airport, which is Germany’s biggest airport and the main home of Lufthansa.
The airline will start flying from Frankfurt airport to tourist destinations in Spain and Portugal.
The once-daily flights to Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Malaga and Faro will start from the end of March.
The company added that the move represents “rapid growth in the German market” and means it the first low-fares airline to open a base at the airport, pitting it against Lufthansa.
- 2 based aircraft ($200m)
- 4 new routes: Alicante (daily), Faro (daily), Malaga (daily) and Palma (daily)
- 28 weekly flights
- 400,000 customers p.a.
Ryanair becomes the first low fares airline to open a base at Frankfurt am Main, which is Germany’s biggest airport and the main home of Lufthansa. Ryanair will be working closely with Frankfurt am Main to open new routes and deliver low fare traffic growth as part of Ryanair’s continuing rapid growth in the German market.