Airline passengers trying to get to destinations within France face delays, disruption and cancellations as French air traffic control walks out on strike today. The controllers will join fellow public service workers to show their disapproval of President Sarkozy’s plans to push up the age of retirement. The closure of French airspace has resulted in […]
Low cost carriers, Aer Lingus and Ryanair have been accused of hiking ticket prices after it was announced that Ireland would be playing France in a World Cup play-off in Paris. Airline watchdogs claim that some tickets have gone up by a massive 1000 percent on the day of the match. The draw for the […]
Irish budget carrier, Ryanair, has unusually responded to a BBC documentary criticizing the company by releasing 1.1 million free seats. The airline announced that the day the programme aired, on October 11, they would give away 100,000 free seats for every BBC claim that the airline believes to be false or misleading. A company statement […]
Following this week’s edition of Panorama which looked at how Ryanair was managing its pricing policies and ancillary fares, director of the Passengers Shipping Association, Bill Gibbons says it is time for travelers to get back on the ferries. Mr. Gibbons points out that airlines are increasingly showing little respect for their customers by scouring […]
One of Europe’s largest low-cost carriers has accused the BBC of mounting a ‘hatchet job’ on the airline in a Panorama documentary screen last night. The budget airline has accused producers of the Panorama program of making false claims about hidden chages and wrongly claiming Michael O’Leary, the airlines chief executive, wanted editorial control over […]
Low-cost European airline Ryanair has just announced its latest revenue boosting scheme. It will now go against all the rules in the airline book sby allowing passengers to puff on a cigarette in the aircraft cabin. Smoking was phased out across all passenger aircraft during the nineties, and now Ryanair has chosen to bring the […]
Many people who smoke cigarettes regularly may find having to go without smoking for several hours during long flights a bit of a challenge and something that stops them from fully enjoying the flight. This week Ryanair have announced that they are taking the needs of this customers seriously by launching an innovative new range […]
Last month when Ryanair announced flight cuts at Stansted, it was unclear which flights would be the first to go. It’s now been made certain that the Newquay route serving Cornwall is one of the first to be eliminated. No more bookings are being accepted on Ryanair’s website beyond September. Response from the Cornwall travel […]
In an attempt to remain competitive, Ryanair is cancelling its routes to and from Alicante and Barcelona leaving from Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster. Ryanair claims that in order to have the ability to offer the lowest fares in the airline industry they must scrap routes from airports that have high fees and taxes. “Unfortunately, […]
In the latest round of protests over high fees at regional airports, Ryanair has announced that it’s eliminating 9 routes from Manchester effective October 1, 2009. The move effectively cancels forty-four flights in and out of the airport a week and impacts as many as 600,000 passengers who are used to flying out of Manchester. […]
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