EYKD From Russia, joined Dec 2006, 211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2640 times:
They used to fly from it just a few month ago, I'm pretty positive about this because I was looking for airports nearby Dresden served by FR. Sorry, I do not recall the destination and frequency. But it did not tempt me anyway.
No. Flew to/from STN between 2003 and the end of March this year (per CAA traffic statistics) - so a fairly long-standing route. Did it also have another route or two? I cannot recall. Anyway, it now has no services, hence not appearing in its pull-down menu.
[Edited 2011-05-26 00:55:53]
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
thomil13FRA From Ireland, joined Jul 2010, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
On the contrary, Leipzig-Altenburg is a former destination that was cut from the Ryanair network in March 2011.
It was replaced by the new "Cochstedt Magdeburg Airport", except for the Stansted flight which was completely dropped.
Here is the website of the airport:
Like Altenburg, Cochstedt is another former Soviet Air Base. After reunification, the field was completely rebuilt and all traces of its military past removed. The whole process was highly expensive, and the Airport was basically unused for over a decade, serving as an example of the "White Elephant" projects that proliferated in the former GDR after reunification.