No reaction to Ryanair move

Frankfurt Airport not on Eurowings’ radar

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair recently signed a deal with Frankfurt Airport that put rival airline Eurowings under pressure. Yet the Lufthansa daughter claims to have no plans to start flies from Germany’s biggest airport.

July 14, 2017
Frankfurt Airport is Lufthansa’s main hub but recently signed a deal with low-cost carrier Ryanair.
Photo: Fraport AG

Lufthansa's Eurowings budget carrier said starting flights from Frankfurt, Germany's biggest airport and the Lufthansa brand's main hub, was not currently on its agenda.

A reaction was expected since Frankfurt airport operator Fraport recently signed a deal with Irish low cost carrier Ryanair, much to the dismay of Eurowing’s parent company Lufthansa. "It's not a topic for us at the moment," Eurowings managing director Oliver Wagner told journalist this week and added his company was looking into different options at the moment, Frankfurt not being one of them.

It is set to be a busy summer of travel for European carriers, with major airlines reporting good booking demand. Wagner said bookings at Eurowings, which flies both short and long-haul routes, had been above last year and the price environment was also stable. (LEW)

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