The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is using the red pencil at eleven German airports and in Basel-Mulhouse. Numerous routes will be discontinued or will no longer be included in the 2021 summer flight schedule. The string concert hits the Berlin-Brandenburg airport the hardest, where eleven destinations are no longer available.
In addition to the German capital airport, Frankfurt-Hahn, Weeze, Bremen, Nuremberg, Cologne / Bonn, Hamburg, Hanover, Dortmund, Memmingen and Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden are also affected. At all of the airports mentioned - plus Basel-Mulhouse - the Irish low-cost airline or its subsidiary Malta Air is reducing the number of destinations offered. At the Hahn and in Memmingen, for example, five routes are no longer available. Further details on those destinations that Ryanair will no longer serve from German airports in the future are itemized below this article.
The carrier confirmed that due to the current situation, the presence in Germany will be reduced. The company did not want to give more details about the reasons. Düsseldorf and Stuttgart will also be omitted, because the bases there, which were operated by the subsidiary Lauda, were closed by the group in autumn 2020. In Baden-Württemberg it was claimed that too few pilots had accepted the new conditions and in North Rhine-Westphalia it was said that the airport and the ground service provider would be too expensive.
Overview of the routes that Ryanair is canceling from Germany:
- Milan Malpensa
- Luqa (Malta)
- Lamezia Terme
from Cologne / Bonn:
- Reduction: Vienna
- Palma de Mallorca (former Lauda route)
from Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (France):
from Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden: