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Ryanair carries 70 millionth passenger in Germany ©

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                                                      Ryanair achieved another European milestone carrying its 70 millionth passenger in Germany, since launching its first route from London Stansted to Frankfurt Hahn on 22nd April 1999, the passenger Katharina Mueller travelled from Milan Bergamo to Bremen airport on 29th November. Ryanair Sales & Marketing Executive Jana Skornicka said "We are pleased with the consistent success story of Ryanair in Germany. Since the first flight on 22 April 1999 from London Stansted to Frankfurt / Hahn has grown steadily despite our offer growth unfriendly levy taxes and we are now represented in twelve German airports". Ryanair has bases in Baden Baden (Karlsruhe), Bremen, Dusseldorf Weeze and Frankfurt Hahn, and operates from Dublin to Berlin Schonefeld,Frankfurt,Memmingen and Kerry to Frankfurt Hahn, also in Summer 2012 it operated from Ireland West Knock Airport to Frankfurt Hahn. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 2nd Oc

Northern Ireland Airports welcome APD report ©

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                                                      Northern Ireland Airports have welcomed the report ‘An Air Transport Strategy for Northern Ireland’, produced by the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee reinforces the view that airports have been saying for the past three years; APD acts as an artificial barrier to developing both leisure and business routes and is hindering potential future growth. The House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee says that Air Passenger Duty on short haul flights—which make up 98.5% of all flights to Northern Ireland—remains a major stumbling block to rebalancing the NI economy and must be scrapped on all flights to NI from Great Britain and on all flights from NI. The report stated Links to hub airports such as Heathrow, should be maintained and further routes actively sought, and road and rail links to all three of Northern Ireland's airports must be improved. Laurence Robertson MP Chair of the Committee said &

Government confirms Shannon Airport separation ©

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                                                      The Irish Government has decided to grant Shannon Airport full independence from Dublin Airport Authority on December 31st 2012 and merge the airport with a restructured Shannon Development to form a new, publicly-owned, commercial entity in 2013, implementing the decision taken in principle last May with specific commitments for the creation of 850 jobs has been secured from two Shannon-based companies, as part of plans for an International Aviation Services Centre,these commitments depend on the separation of Shannon Airport from the DAA. A report from the Aviation Business Development Task Force, set up by the Shannon Steering Group, also states that the Aviation Services Center ‘is conservatively projected to create and maintain 3,000-3,500 new direct jobs within five years, not including construction jobs’. The Government decision will grant Shannon Airport the long-awaited freedom to determine its own future in the bes