Ryanair Holidays discontinues operations

Ryanair Holidays discontinues operations

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has revealed it will close its Holidays division just two years after a significant overhaul.

According to a message on its website, all existing trips will be honoured, but it is no longer possible to book package tours.

Re-launched with much fanfare in late 2016, the carrier at the time said Ryanair Holidays was part of a plan to position itself as the ‘Amazon of travel’.

That ambition remains unfulfilled.

Following its re-launch, the service was taken offline at end of January 2017.

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The airline blamed he decision on “illegal screenscraping and mis-selling” of flights by the company powering it, LogiTravel.

Following a change of accommodation partner, Ryanair Holidays had been operational in Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Ryanair Holidays followed the launch of Ryanair Car Hire and Ryanair Rooms and was delivered by Ryanair Labs, under the Always Getting Better programme, which sought to develop a best-in-class personalised website and dynamic mobile app for the airline.