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Ryanair takes aim at US presidential candidates just days before election

Ian Begley

Published 05/11/2016 | 14:33

Ryanair's new advertisements
Ryanair's new advertisements

Ryanair has poked fun at the two leading US presidential candidates in its latest tongue-and-cheek escapade – just days before Election Day.

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Boasting about their €9.99 deals, the low-cost airline has photoshopped Hillary Clinton browsing Ryanair’s website with the caption: “Even she wouldn’t delete our email offers!”

Ryanair's new advertisements
Ryanair's new advertisements

Another dig at the presidential hopeful has her gazing into a computer screen, accompanied by the words “The only thing lower than our fares? Hillary’s chances in Albama!”

Donald Trump didn’t get off lightly either.  

Ryanair's new advertisements
Ryanair's new advertisements

A picture resembling his infamous blonde hair blowing to one side is featured below the caption: “There’s no need Toupee more: Fly from €9.99”.

Although Ryanair doesn’t offer flights to the US, Michael O’Leary has expressed interest in eventually launching a transatlantic service, but will do so using a subsidiary or a completely separate business in which it may have a majority stake.

Ryanair's new advertisements
Ryanair's new advertisements

Earlier this year, the airline said it was already talking to manufacturers about buying planes to serve new routes between European airports and US.

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