Ryanair to move Copenhagen aircraft to Kaunas following Danish Labour Court ruling

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Ryanair’s existing 12 Copenhagen routes will operate on non based aircraft

Ryanair announces 3 new Copenhagen routes To Kaunas, Bologna & Edinburgh as it raises its year 1 traffic from 2m to 2.5m

Ryanair (3 July) confirmed that it will move its 1 (one) Copenhagen based aircraft to Kaunas from 14 July, following this week’s bizarre Danish Labour Court ruling which allows competitor airline unions to blockade Ryanair’s one Copenhagen based aircraft despite the fact these unions represent no Ryanair pilots or crew.

In addition, Ryanair announced 3 new routes to Copenhagen with a daily Kaunas service (replacing its Copenhagen – Warsaw route which will close) starting on 15 July, and a new route from Copenhagen to Bologna (3 x weekly) and Edinburgh (3 x weekly), which will start from November.

Ryanair will now operate its 14 Copenhagen routes on aircraft based outside of Copenhagen, with the result that other EU countries and airports will benefit from these highly paid Ryanair jobs which will be lost at Copenhagen airport. However, since Ryanair’s non based aircraft cannot be blockaded or interfered with by SAS unions, Ryanair will continue to grow its 14 low fare routes at Copenhagen.

To celebrate our 3 new Copenhagen routes, we are releasing 5,000 seats on sale to/from Kaunas for just 10DKK, for travel from 15July to 24July, which are available to book now until 7 July on the Ryanair.com website.

3 NEW COPENHAGEN ROUTES

Kaunas 1 x daily From 10DKK
Bologna 3 x weekly From 149DKK
Edinburgh 3 x weekly From 149DKK

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:

“Ryanair will now switch its one based aircraft from Copenhagen to Kaunas as a result of this week’s bizarre Labour Court ruling which allows competitor airline unions to blockade Ryanair based aircraft at Copenhagen even though these unions do not represent any Ryanair pilots or cabin crew. Sadly, Copenhagen will lose out on these high paid Ryanair jobs as we move our pilots and cabin crew to other Ryanair airports elsewhere in Europe.

In addition, Ryanair has announced 3 new routes to Copenhagen with a daily Kaunas service (replacing its Copenhagen – Warsaw route which will close) starting on 15 July, and a new route from Copenhagen to Bologna (3 x weekly) and Edinburgh (3 x weekly), which will start in November.

We have instructed our lawyers to challenge this bizarre ruling with the European Commission and the European Courts since it allows SAS workers and their unions to interfere with competition, and the jobs of Ryanair pilots and cabin crew.”

03 Jul 2015

1 COMMENT

  1. Sorry Michael it was a huge mistake to make a base in Copenhagen, being a Dane my self I know Danes better than they know them self, They are more militant than England ever was, and I knew that SAS would make lot of problems, BLL is not a real treat to SAS, so they was quiet, but CPH is a huge treat to SAS.. In a lifetime I would never put a base in Denmark.

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