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Ryanair to close base at Germany's Frankfurt Airport

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By AP  with APTN
In this Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, a Ryanair plane parks at the airport in Weeze, Germany
In this Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, a Ryanair plane parks at the airport in Weeze, Germany   -   Copyright  Credit: Martin Meissner/AP

Ryanair has announced it plans to stop serving Germany's busiest airport.

The budget airline said on Friday it would stop using Frankfurt Airport and close its base there.

It will reallocate its five planes there to other airports that “have responded with lower airport charges to stimulate traffic recovery”.

The airline complained that instead of providing incentives as the aviation industry struggles with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Frankfurt Airport “has chosen to increase prices even further, making Frankfurt uncompetitive with European airports.”

The Ireland-based company said that all Frankfurt-based flight crew “can secure alternative positions within the Ryanair network" and that passengers affected by cancellations would receive notifications and refunds “over the coming days”.