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Ryanair has announced that it will offering once again intra-german services. Effective October the irish lowcost carrier will fly 4x daily from Cologne to Berlin Schoenefeld airport. Cologne is the homebase of germanwings.
Four years ago Ryanair suspended all intra-german services to protest against new flight tax. The last routes were from Bremen and Weeze to Berlin.
Last week Ryanair announced to base five aircrafts at Berlin making the german capital to their 73th base.
CEO Michael O’Leary said Germany is a key market for Ryanair in the future. At the moment the market share is only about 4 percent. But in the next 4-5 years it should rose to 15-20 percent. Maybe Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, is facing hard times.