Ryanair (FR, Dublin Int'l) has brought forward its planned re-entry into the German domestic market by 8 weeks local travel magazine FVW has reported.

The Irish budget carrier, which had originally announced it would begin 5x daily Berlin Schönefeld-Cologne/Bonn flights in late October, has rescheduled the flights to launch from September 3.

The move is likely a reflex to Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l) budget subsidiary germanwings's announcement that it would begin its own Berlin Schönefeld-Cologne/Bonn flights on October 5.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary has said his airline would aim to grow its share of the German market from its current 4% to 15-20% by 2018/19 by establishing a presence at at least twenty central German airports, including Munich but excluding Frankfurt Int'l.