Ryanair reiterates calls to keep Tegel Airport open

    Ryanair reiterated (30-Aug-2017) calls for Berliners to vote ‘Yes’ on the 24-Sep-2017 referendum to keep Berlin Tegel Airport open. Ryanair noted Berlin Brandenburg Airport, due to replace Tegel, will have capacity of only 27 million passengers p/a. Ryanair stated this is less than Dublin Airport, located in a city with one third of Berlin’s population. Ryanair stated: “With almost 33m passengers already travelling through Berlin’s two existing Schonefeld and Tegel airports last year, the planned closure of Tegel will leave Berlin with less airport capacity than its existing traffic”. [more – original PR]