Ryanair Ltd – ASA Adjudication

“A national press ad, for Ryanair, was headlined “ROBBED BY LAST MINUTE.COM?”

The ad showed a cartoon picture of a burglar with “ONLINE AGENT” written on his top.

Further text stated “IF YOU BUY A RYANAIR TICKET THRU AN ONLINE AGENT YOU’RE BEING RIPPED OFF… *THEY OVERCHARGE BY 100% OR MORE *THEY DON’T PROVIDE CORRECT TERMS AND CONDITIONS *THEY DON’T NOTIFY SCHEDULE CHANGES *THEY DON’T PROVIDE WEB CHECK-IN OR PRIOR”

Link: http://www.asa.org.uk/

Ryanair forced to raise ticket prices

“IRISH low-cost airline Ryanair has lodged a formal complaint with the European Commission, after rival airlines forced them to increase ticket prices due to rising fuel surcharges. Last month, German flag carrier Lufthansa, Air France, KLM of the Netherlands and Swiss all said they would add the surcharges to their ticket prices in response to surging oil rates.

Ryanair contended in a statement the surcharge increases amounted to “blatant price fixing” between four airlines – an accusation denied by Lufthansa and Air France – that accounted for about 30 per cent of the European short-haul market.”

Link: http://www.news.com.au