BERLIN Feb 28 Irish low cost carrier Ryanair
ramped up expansion from Frankfurt airport, announcing
20 new routes and saying it will base seven planes there in a
further challenge to Lufthansa at its home base.
Ryanair had first announced plans to move into Frankfurt
in November, stepping up its push into bigger airports
and ratcheting up pressure on Lufthansa, which is expanding its
own budget flights.
It will start with two aircraft flying to four tourist
destinations in Spain and Portugal from next month.
The new routes from winter include cities such as London,
Glasgow, Manchester, plus more traditional tourist destinations
such as Gran Canaria and Tenerife, Ryanair said on Tuesday.
(Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Writing by Victoria Bryan; Editing
by Michelle Martin)