Ryanair has launched a package holiday service, offering its customers flights, accommodation and transfer packages, all on the Ryanair.com website and at the lowest prices. The low-cost carrier has partnered with Spain-based tour operator, Logitravel, and accommodation provider, World2Meet, to create Ryanair Holiday,” which launches in the UK, Ireland and Germany, with other markets to follow in 2017.
Ryanair has revoked a licencing agreement with momondo following what the airline terms a “breach of contract”. Ryanair had granted a non-exclusive licence to momondo to display its fares for price comparison purposes, one of a number of travel websites including SkyScanner, Hipmunk and Dohop licenced to do so.
Ryanair has further expanded its London Luton summer 2017 schedule with a new route to Dusseldorf Weeze, starting in March, in addition to a new Faro route. Ryanair’s summer 2017 schedule will deliver two new routes to Dusseldorf-Weeze, operating twice weekly, and Faro, five times weekly, or 19 routes in total.
Ryanair has reduced its full year net profit guidance by five per cent as the value of sterling continues to fall. The low-cost carrier cut its forecasts from a previous range of €1.375-€1.425 billion to a new range of €1.30-€1.35 billion earlier. The primary cause of this slightly lower growth in full year profitability is the 18 per cent fall of sterling post Brexit, the airline said in a statement to markets.
Ryanair is extending its Aberdeen summer 2017 schedule with a new route to Faro. The new departure is in addition to the low-cost carrier’s two already announced new routes to Alicante and Malaga. Ryanair head of communications, Robin Kiely, said: “We are pleased to extend our Aberdeen summer 2017 schedule with a new route to Faro, which will operate twice weekly in addition to our other new routes to Alicante and Malaga.”
Ryanair has launched an improved ‘Rate My Flight’ service. The portal is now available in seven languages, allowing customers to provide real time reviews of their Ryanair flight via the Ryanair mobile app, from the moment they land. Ryanair’s ‘Rate My Flight’ function offers customers the chance to rate their overall experience, boarding, crew friendliness, service on-board and range of food and drink, on a five-star rating system.
Ryanair has released August traffic statistics showing traffic at the low-cost carrier grew 11 per cent to 11.5 million passengers. At the same time load factors rose one per cent to 96 per cent. Ryanair spokesman Kenny Jacobs said: “Lower fares post-Brexit and the continuing success of our “Always Getting Better” customer experience programme continue to deliver even more great value for our rapidly growing customer base.”
Ryanair has launched a new route from Liverpool to Bari, with a twice weekly service beginning in March 2017, the first route of Ryanair’s Liverpool summer 2017 schedule. Ryanair spokesman Robin Kiely said: “Ryanair is pleased to announce a new route from Liverpool to Bari, which starts in March with a twice weekly service, the first of our summer 2017 routes, with our full schedule set to be unveiled soon.
Ryanair has extended its Liverpool winter 2016 schedule, with a new route to Marrakesh. The route will operate twice weekly from October 31st. Ryanair head of communications, Robin Kiely, said: “We are pleased to extend our Liverpool winter 2016 schedule with a new route to Marrakesh, which will operate twice weekly.”
From September Ryanair will make it mandatory for adults travelling with children under-12 to purchase a reserved seat, but those children under-12 will receive free of charge reserved seats. Ryanair is introducing this initiative after a busy summer when most of its flights were full.
Ryanair has today reported a four per cent rise in quarter one profit to €256 million. Over the same period traffic at the low-cost carrier grew 11 per cent to 31 million, while the average fare fell ten per cent to €39.92, offset by a nine per cent reduction in unit costs.
Ryanair is launching its biggest ever Birmingham summer schedule, with 3 new routes to Chania, Girona and Reus, 2 new summer services to Sofia and Warsaw, and more flights to Faro, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Palma and Tenerife.