Drive American

Published on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ryanair dismisses claim it's blocking access to lowest fares

Ryanair has denied claims by online travel agent eDreams that its legal action against the company is to prevent OTAs from accessing the lowest fares.

The airline pointed out that it has agreements in place with five other OTAs, including Skyscanner and Kayak, which it allows to display its fares alongside competing carriers' fares in return for an annual €100 donation to charity.

Ryanair announced last week that it was taking eDreams and Google to the High Court in Dublin, claiming that the OTA was duping customers into booking on a copycat Ryanair website and Google was turning a blind eye.

In response to the legal action, eDreams accused Ryanair of attempting to stop OTAs from offering customers 'the best price and choice'.

However, Google immediately amended eDream's paid advertising so that it reads 'Ryanair on eDreams' instead of 'Ryanair Cheap Flights', but the airline said it was continuing with its legal action against the pair.

In a statement, chief marketing officer Ryanair's CMO Kenny Jacobs said: "eDreams' claim that Ryanair is trying to prevent consumers from accessing Europe's lowest fares is completely untrue.

"Ryanair has a number of agreements currently in place with a range of websites, all of whom have signed agreements offered to them by Ryanair - something eDreams refuses to do.

"The High Court action is proceeding as planned and we will continue to work on behalf of consumers until eDreams' deceptive practices are fully eradicated."  



Story Image

Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:

Email other comments made to this story

NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
'WTM London abandons plans for live 2020 event' - Will Covid prove the end for WTM ?
No 48.99 %
Yes 51.01 %

Thank you for your vote

What is GoodtoGo?

Submit your news
or special offer

Current UK Special Edition

Current US Special Edition

Current Asia/Pacific Special Edition


Air Transat are 'over ready' for take off as long as the governments act fast

Craig and Andy of Flexireps explain the range of services they offer and to whom

Visit Brighton launch new 'Never Normal' campaign and look to a post Covid world

PATA UK Chapter Chairman talks about 2021 as the start of the come back for the region