Ryanair Boss Predicts “Airfare War” This Winter


Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has predicted that there will be an “airfare war” this coming winter as the airline industry becomes increasingly competitive.
According to reports in national media, O’Leary was confident the airfare war was looming.
He was was speaking as Ryanair announced a new partnership with CarTrawler, a leading travel-technology platform and online aggregator of car rental services, allowing Ryanair customers to book the widest range of cars at the best prices on the Ryanair.com website. This comes after car rental company, Hertz terminated their partnership with Ryanair last month. They were not available for comment at the time of going to print. O’Leary continued “Following an extensive tender process,Ryanair is pleased to partner with CarTrawler, who offer the best conversion rate in the business, as we launch Ryanair Car Hire, offering the widest range and best value car rental service to our 103m customers. This isthe latest in a series of customer experience improvements under our “Always Getting Better” programme. Ryanair customers already enjoy the lowest fares in Europe and our partnership with CarTrawler will guarantee them the lowest car hire prices as well, every time they fly with us,” .