Ryanair adding more frills to no-frills travel

Ryanair adding more frills to no-frills travel

Low-cost airline Ryanair has confirmed it will trial a reserved seating service on its Dublin - Malaga and Dublin - Gatwick routes from May 16th.

The pre-booked service costs just €10 (each way) including priority boarding, and allows passengers to pre reserve seats in the front two rows, for a prompt exit on arrival.

Customers will also be able to book a sear on the over wing rows, allowing passengers access to greater legroom.

Rival easyJet offers passengers a chance to purchase Speedy Boarding, but does not yet offer a reserved seating option.

Ryanair will also continue to offer its Priority Boarding service for €4, with priority and reserved seating passengers allowed to board the aircraft first.

Passengers under 16 years of age and those of reduced mobility can reserve seats in row 2 only, due to safety restrictions.

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said: “Ryanair will trial a reserved seating service on our Dublin - Malaga and Dublin - Gatwick routes from 16th May next.

“For €10 passengers can pre-book their favourite seats in the front two rows, to ensure a prompt exit on arrival, or in over wing exits, for extra legroom.

“If this new service proves popular with passengers then we will role it out selectively on other Ryanair routes in the coming months.”