LONDON British budget airline easyJet (EZJ.L) said on Tuesday it would close its Hamburg base next summer, as part of a strategy to focus on its core European airports.
"After a thorough review of its Hamburg operations (easyJet)proposes to cease basing crew and aircraft at Hamburg from summer 2018," the airline said in a statement.
The company's Hamburg base opened in March 2014 but easyJet is only the fourth largest airline at the airport and it said its strategy was to strengthen its "number-one positions in key European airports."
EasyJet said it would keep a significant presence in Hamburg and that there would be no changes to the currently planned schedule.
(Reporting by Alistair Smout and Victoria Bryan; Editing by Greg Mahlich)