Ryanair announced Friday a $1 billion commitment to its operations at Frankfurt Hahn, which will become the carrier's second-largest base behind London Stansted by 2012 at which point the Irish LCC said it expects to have 18 aircraft operating more than 50 routes from Hahn carrying 8 million passengers annually and creating more than 8,000 jobs. Ryanair will have a maintenance facility at the airport and also plans to provide a €12.5 million ($14.6 million) loan toward a new passenger ...

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