Ryanair closes its base in Düsseldorf

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Ryanair is closing its base in Düsseldorf. This was announced by the management on September 10, according to the Handelsblatt. Seven jets will be withdrawn, while 200 employees are affected.

Ryanair management says the closure is a direct result of Düsseldorf Airport’s refusal to reduce its extremely high charges due to the Covid-19-crisis and a recent demand by handling company Acciona for an immediate price increase of 30%.

The airline has demanded drastic discounts for the payment of its airport fees, according to Düsseldorf Airport. “We were not able to comply with this request because these are not freely negotiable prices, but fees set by the authorities which are applied by all airlines operating in Düsseldorf”.

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