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Saturday 20 September 2014

Ryanair announces new routes, to launch business service later this month

Airline to add nine new winter routes including Brussels Zaventem

Published 21/08/2014 | 10:03

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RYANAIR is to launch a new business product at the end of the month.

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The airline announced today that it is to fly nine new routes from Dublin this winter including to Brussels Zaventem.

The airline's boss Michael O'Leary has claimed that this new three times a day flight service to the Belgium capital could help save the Government €3m per annum in travel costs to the home of the European Commission.

It already flies to Brussels Charleroi.

The new routes include Basel, Lisbon, Cologne, Nice and Prague.

Ryanair is in the process of reinventing itself as it tries to lure more families and corporate travellers.

The new business products will include flexible fares that will allow business passengers to alter flight times and dates as part of their ticket price in the event that their schedule changes."Once we have identified that you are a business passenger flying with us, you might have a flex-fare option that would include features like fast-track through airport security, reserved seating and checked-in bags all built into the seat price," Mr O'Leary said earlier.

"The key feature will be that you will be able to change the flights and the timings if your meetings change.

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