Ryanair (FR) will set up a base at Karlsruhe Baden-Baden (FKB) in March with two Boeing 737-800s, despite its strong criticism of the German government’s eco-tax. FR will also launch seven new routes from/to Faro, Malaga, Palma, Riga, Thessaloniki, Vilnius and Zadar, bringing the LCC’s FKB routes next summer to 19. FR said it expects to carry 800,000 passengers per year through the new German base. Beginning Jan. 1, the German government will levy an eco-tax of €8 ...

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