The low cost airline is interested in the operational slots of the Berlin Airport.
Ryanair, the Irish low-cost carrier, joined the battle to keep part of Air Berlin, the airline that went bankrupt and stopped operating on October 28.
So far, EasyJet and Lufthansa had acquired aircraft, operating slots in Berlin, an aircraft maintenance center and the NIKI and LG Walter airlines. Now, Ryanair is also interested in acquiring the right to exploit old operational slots owned by the defunct airline at Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL).
The intention of Ryanair is to operate with 9 aircraft based on that German airport, which would allow it to replace 30% of Air Berlin’s capacity with the services of the low-cost carrier.
Ryanair is interested in investing up to a billion dollars in additional aircraft in the city and doubling the traffic in Berlin to about 10 million in the next 18 months and thereby allowing Germans and tourists to avoid the duopoly of EasyJet and Lufthansa in the German capital.