Ryanair starts domestic services in Germany and France

19.03.2008
From Berlin-Schoenefeld to Frankfurt-Hahn / Ryanair celebrates new services with special introductory tickets for €10 including taxes
Ryanair, Europe’s leading low-fare airline, today announced the launch of its first domestic routes in France and Germany. Passengers will be able to fly from Berlin-Schoenefeld to Frankfurt-Hahn and from Marseille to Paris-Beauvais. Both services start in spring 2008. The carrier will be offering a twice-daily service between Schoenefeld and the Hunsrück region of Germany, with flights departing early in the morning and in the evening. The service commences on 28th April 2008. At a press conference held today in Berlin, Anja Seugling, Ryanair’s Sales & Marketing Manager for Germany, commented: “For too long, French and German passengers have been forced to suffer Air France and Lufthansa’s high fares and fuel surcharges for the ‘privilege’ of air travel within their own countries. French and German passengers will now enjoy Ryanair’s guaranteed lowest fares within their own countries – with no fuel surcharge. These two new routes will go on sale from tomorrow, 20th March 2008, and to celebrate, Ryanair is releasing 25,000 seats on these routes for just €10 including taxes. Tickets can be booked through www.ryanair.de. We advise passengers to book immediately as our guaranteed lowest fares will sell in record time. Further booking details can be found online. And our activities in Berlin Schoenefeld don’t stop there. In addition to the domestic German route to Frankfurt-Hahn, we will also be adding Shannon, Ireland, as a destination (starts 30th May) and, as previously announced, Edinburgh in Scotland (commences 24th September). These new additions take the total number of destinations served by Ryanair from Berlin to seven.” The airport welcomed Ryanair’s new services. Burkhard Kieker, Head of Marketing and Corporate Communicates, stated: “We are absolutely delighted that Ryanair has so successfully established itself at Schoenefeld Airport and continues to extend its range of services from Berlin. The addition of three new destinations in this year shows just how much confidence Ryanair has in Berlin’s growth potential as an aviation location. The Irish carrier is the first non-German airline to offer an inner-German domestic service from Berlin. We wish Ryanair all the very best for this pioneering new service.” Ryanair, Europe’s leading low fares airline, currently offers 645 routes in 26 countries and flies to 138 airports. The low fares carrier has 27 European bases and by the end of March 2008 Ryanair will operate a fleet of 163 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft (the airline currently has 150 aircraft). Ryanair employs a team of 5,000 people and plans to fly up to 50.5 million passengers in business year 2007/08.
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