Ryanair adds Karlsruhe Baden-Baden base

Ryanair surprised a few people today by announcing a new base is to be set up at Karlsruhe Baden-Baden airport in Germany. This will be their 47th base, and their 4th in Germany, but it comes after they made a big fuss about the German government’s imposition of passenger taxes and threatened to pull out many routes.

Ryanair already serve 12 destinations from the airport, so the addition of seven more routes and two dedicated Boeing 737-800 aircraft based there is not going to cause too much to shout about for the spotter. But it is nevertheless good news for the airport, which is currently Germany’s 18th largest.

The new base will take effect from March 2012. The new destinations are: Faro, Malaga, Palma, Riga, Thessaloniki, Vilnius and Zadar.

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