Ryanair to open new base no. 85 at Frankfurt am Main




Ryanair today (2 Nov) announced it will open a base at Frankfurt am Main (No. 85), from March 2017, with 2 based aircraft (an investment of $200m) and 4 new routes to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma. Ryanair’s lower fares and “Always Getting Better” customer experience programme will deliver over 400,000 customers p.a. at Frankfurt Airport as follows:

  • 2 based aircraft ($200m)
  • 4 new routes: Alicante (daily), Faro (daily), Malaga (daily) and Palma (daily)
  • 28 weekly flights
  • 400,000 customers p.a.

Ryanair becomes the first low fares airline to open a base at Frankfurt am Main, which is Germany’s biggest airport and the main home of Lufthansa. Ryanair will be working closely with Frankfurt am Main to open new routes and deliver low fare traffic growth as part of Ryanair’s continuing rapid growth in the German market.

In Frankfurt, Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer, David O’Brien said:

We are pleased to launch a new base at Frankfurt am Main airport from the end of March, our 9th German base and 85th in Europe, with 4 new routes to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma, which will deliver 400,000 customers p.a. at Frankfurt am Main Airport, as we add another primary airport to our German network. Our two based aircraft represent an investment of $200m, which further underlines our commitment to growing traffic, tourism and jobs in the Hessen region. We look forward to working closely with Fraport to deliver industry leading efficiencies and further growth at Germany’s biggest airport.

Fraport Chief Executive Officer, Dr Stefan Schulte said:

We are pleased to have Ryanair, Europe’s leading low-cost airline, in our programme at Frankfurt soon. Beginning in the summer schedule 2017, we will be offering passengers in our region another attractive travel option – using the modern Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Thus, we are responding to the strong and growing demand in our region for this aviation segment. Ryanair’s decision to come to FRA underscores the increasing importance of Frankfurt for low-cost traffic. We wish Ryanair “Always Happy Landings” here at Frankfurt.


Alicante      1 x daily     
Faro     1 x daily
Malaga     1 x daily
Palma     1 x daily