Published on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ryanair wins court case against Skyscanner

Ryanair has claimed a victory in a court case against flight comparison website Skyscanner in Germany.

It's one of a number of legal cases the airline has been fighting in the courts against so-called 'screenscraper' websites.

In this case, a Hamburg Court has granted interim injunctions against Skyscanner to stop it displaying Ryanair's fares with a hidden mark-up, displaying a total flight cost without disclosing the website's fees, and displaying a price for checked-in luggage higher than the price charged by Ryanair.

The interim injunction also prohibits Skyscanner from providing false passenger email addresses to Ryanair.

Ryanair has accused screenscraper websites of misleading customers and of failing or refusing to pass on vital flight information which has resulted in missed flights and repeated problems for customers.

However, Ryanair said Skyscanner may challenge the interim injunctions.

In response, Skyscanner told TravelMole: "Skyscanner does not comment on any ongoing disputes.

"However, we do not charge travellers any fees or markups and we will continue to work with their best interests, as we strive to provide them with the greatest possible choice."

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