Ryanair launches complete package holiday service

Irish low-fares airline Ryanair has announced the launch of its package holiday service, ‘Ryanair Holidays’, offering its customers flights, accommodation and transfer packages on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair has partnered with Spain-based tour operator Logitravel and accommodation provider World2Meet to create ‘Ryanair Holidays.’ The service is being offered in the UK, Ireland and Germany starting December 1 and in other markets in 2017.

Commenting on the launch, Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said: ‘Ryanair’s low fares transformed air travel in Europe and now we’re going to transform the package holiday market with the launch of ‘Ryanair Holidays’, offering our customers the unbeatable combination of Ryanair’s low fares, a wide range of accommodation options and transfers – all on the Ryanair.com website and all at the lowest prices.

‘Consumers have been paying too much for package holidays for years and more and more want to put their own packages together themselves. Ryanair customers already enjoy the biggest route network in Europe and with ‘Ryanair Holidays’ can choose from a fantastic range of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels throughout the Mediterranean and Europe’s capital cities, ideal for last minute getaways, summer family holidays, winter sun or city breaks.

‘Following the launch of Ryanair Car Hire and Ryanair Rooms, even more customers are coming to Ryanair for services and products other than flights, and this is another significant step on our journey to becoming the Amazon of air travel. ‘Ryanair Holidays’ offers full consumer protection, is fully ATOL bonded and insured, and won’t be beaten on price. So before you go on holiday, you only have to visit one place – Ryanair.com.’

Logitravel’s Tomeu Bennasar said: ‘Our team has worked hard to develop the package holidays application for Ryanair and we are very satisfied with the result – a usable interface with a wide range of hotels and vacation products to be booked seamlessly with the flight, under one price and which is 100% customisable by each customer. Without a doubt, this will be a new Ryanair service that its clients will enjoy using.’

World2Meet Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Nueschen, said: ‘For us, the partnership agreement is excellent news. We are convinced that our extensive experience in destination assistance and hotel contracting will be a fundamental part of the success of this project.’

‘Ryanair Holidays’ comes after the introduction of Ryanair Car Hire and Ryanair Rooms and is the latest digital innovation delivered by Ryanair Labs under the ‘Always Getting Better’ programme, the airline said.