Friday 20 July 2018

No price gouging of Ireland fans - Fianna Fáil TD sends warning to airlines after World Cup play-off draw

Ireland fans will face high flight prices
Ireland fans will face high flight prices
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

AIRLINES must avoid "price gouging" of Irish fans looking to travel to Denmark for Ireland's World Cup qualifier next month, a senior Fianna Fáil TD has warned.

Robert Troy, the party's spokesman on Transport, Tourism and Sport, today expressed concern that airlines will try and take advantage of fans by ramping up the cost of tickets.

He advised fans to consider flying to "shop around" for destinations close to Copenhagen as an alternative means of attending the fixture.

"This is a crucial match for Ireland and thousands of fans will want to travel and cheer on the boys in green," Mr Troy told Independent.ie.

I am calling on airlines to be cognisant of the huge interest among supporters and to refrain from price gouging."

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