Ireland’s low-cost airline, Ryanair, is extending its operations in Hamburg and will open a new base at Hamburg Airport on November 1. Two aircraft will be stationed there amounting to an investment of USD 200 million, the carrier said Wednesday in Hamburg. Seven new routes to Brussels, Dublin, Gran Canaria, London-Stansted, Manchester, Milan-Bergamo and Sofia will also be offered.
Opening the eighth base in Germany will see Ryanair double its operations at Hamburg Airport in the winter flight schedule 2016/2017. The airline is expecting an annual 650,000 customers to and from Hamburg.
Committment to the Hamburg base
Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, said: “Our winter flight schedule will make Ryanair even more attractive for business and leisure travelers and we are looking forward to expanding our route network and flight traffic in Germany.” Michael Eggenschwiler, head of Hamburg Airport, said: “This is a clear commitment to the Hanseatic city and its metropolitan region. The diversity of our route network is growing giving business and private travelers more choices. I am certain that Ryanair’s new offer will be well accepted.”