Ryanair are set to challenge German flag-carrier Lufthansa at Frankfurt Hub, by increasing based aircraft from two to seven next winter (Winter 2017).
New routes from Frankfurt include UK flights, to Manchester and Stansted as well as Madrid and Milan, along with several leisure destinations which will be announced shortly, bringing their total destinations from Frankfurt to twenty-four.
Chief Executive Michael O’Leary has had to back track on his word, when he said he would never fly to or from Germany’s main hubs. The airline aims to squeeze out competition by using it’s low-cost base to feed passengers in to long-haul services.
Ryanair is set to be the second-biggest operator in Germany by the end of 2017, with struggling Air Berlin losing their second place spot.