Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 (© O. Pritzkow)

Ryanair confirmed that it will move its one Copenhagen based aircraft to Kaunas from 14 July, following this week’s Danish Labour Court ruling which allows competitor airline unions to blockade Ryanair’s one Copenhagen based aircraft despite the fact these unions represent no Ryanair pilots or crew.

In addition, Ryanair announced 3 new routes to Copenhagen with a daily Kaunas service (replacing its Copenhagen – Warsaw route which will close) starting on 15 July, and a new route from Copenhagen to Bologna (3 x weekly) and Edinburgh (3 x weekly), which will start from November.

Ryanair will now operate its 14 Copenhagen routes on aircraft based outside of Copenhagen, with the result that other EU countries and airports will benefit from these highly paid Ryanair jobs which will be lost at Copenhagen airport. However, since Ryanair’s non based aircraft cannot be blockaded or interfered with by SAS unions, Ryanair will continue to grow its 14 low fare routes at Copenhagen.