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A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 landing. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Ryanair Threatens to Close Frankfurt Base After Pilot Union Rejects Pay Proposal

Ryanair has announced it will be closing its base at Frankfurt-Hahn airport after German pilots rejected a proposed pay deal. Ryanair, which over the past three years has made over £3.2 billion ($4.1 billion) over the past three years, is using the coronavirus as a reason to reduce its crew wage bill in anticipation to operate in a smaller flying landscape in a post-pandemic world. The proposal was rejected by a tiny 0.6% majority of voters according to SimpleFlying. In…