Ryanair bids for slots at Tegel in Berlin

Ryanair cabin crew are put under pressure to boost in-flight sales

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BUDGET CARRIER Ryanair has applied for slots to base nine aircraft at Tegel Airport in western Berlin. The airline currently has nine aircraft at Berlin Schonefeld in the east of the city.

“Ryanair has applied for slots at Berlin Tegel and is prepared to invest up to U$1billion in additional Berlin aircraft and double its Berlin traffic to 10m over the next 18 months,” said David O’Brien, the Ryanair Commercial Officer.

“We look forward to confirmation of the necessary slots in due course which would replace approximately 30% of lost Air Berlin capacity at Tegel with new low fare Ryanair routes,” he added.

In a separate development, details have emerged of how Ryanair cabin crew are put under pressure to boost in-flight sales, including the posting of league tables of staff performances at the airline’s bases, reports the Guardian.

The paper reports that photographs and documents show how staff at Ryanair’s Barcelona base, one of its key European airports, are judged against strict sales targets and are named if they do not meet them.

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