Thursday 21 September 2017

Ryanair launches €10 seat sale to celebrate Ireland's Euro 2016 qualification

Winter Airfare Wars

Ryanair: The airline released a photoshopped image of one of its planes celebrates Jon Walters' goals against Bosnia in the Euro 2016 play-offs.
Ryanair: The airline released a photoshopped image of one of its planes celebrates Jon Walters' goals against Bosnia in the Euro 2016 play-offs.
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Ryanair is hopping on the Euro 2016 bandwagon with its latest sale - though dates for the championships are excluded.

The airline launched its latest flash sale following Ireland's play-off victory over Boznia and Herzegovina at the Aviva Stadium last night.

Celebrating Ireland's qualification for Euro 2016 championships, it sees 250,000 seats released from €10 each across 450 European routes.

The €10 fares are available for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from November to January for "a limited time" only, it says.

Routes to/from Cork, Dublin and Shannon are included.

"These €10 fares are now on sale and will be snapped up quicker than the English FA snapped up Jack Grealish," quipped Ryanair's Robin Kiely.

The sale is the latest in the winter airfare wars promised by Michael O'Leary this summer, aided by low fuel prices, rising profits and improving economies.

Meanwhile, Ryanair and Aer Lingus fares between Ireland and Paris are showing noticeable spikes around the Euro 2016 kick-off date of June 10.

Ryanair's midweek flights from Dublin to Paris Beauvais start from around €35.99 in the weeks before Euro 2016, but rise to around €87.99 as the tournament begins.

NB: Prices quoted subject to availability & change.

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