Easyjet disrupts Germany’s tidy domestic market – Business Traveler


Germany must have the most orderly national aviation policy in Europe, some would say the most sensible.

In what other country do airlines tell their customers to take the train instead of their planes?

German airlines want travelers to take the train

What other country is wondering whether or not to reduce domestic aviation?

In 2020, Bloomberg reports, a poll by the European Investment Bank, found that 67% of those polled supported restrictions on short-haul flights.

And in which other country has the national operator developed air-rail to the same degree?

Now Easyjet may have turned Apple’s basket upside down by announcing that it will restart Berlin-Cologne services next month. Bild.de reports that Easyjet is about to start a price war on this route.

It comes after Easyjet announced last year that it would withdraw from the domestic market. Bild notes that the restart of this route is a surprise and that it is “totally against the tide of the anti-short-haul trend”.

“Amid the climate debate, cheap airline Easyjet is setting the price bomb on fire against the best dog Eurowings.”

The Cologne-Berlin route is used by government officials who, Bild notes, “are supposed to take the train.”

This is undoubtedly one of the reasons Deutsche Bahn will be running Sprinter ICE trains next month to cut journey times to less than four hours.

Quoted by Bild, Easyjet said the route was “reintroduced in response to demand for domestic flights in Germany”.

And this news came as COP26 kicked off.



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