Ryanair warns of airline bankruptcies
Ryanair has warned passengers against booking their summer holidays with flaky charter airlines or shoddy holiday companies as it predicted that the spate of airline bankruptcies, which disrupted the summer holiday plans of millions of passengers this year, looks set to continue into next year. Ryanair advised passengers to protect their summer holiday plans by booking with Ryanair - Europe's most financially secure airline.
Launching its 2009 summer schedule, Ryanair warned that the high profile bankruptcies of Futura Gael, XL Holidays (UK), Zoom, Sterling and LTE, which left millions of people stranded this year, highlighted the need for passengers to travel with secure airlines which can survive the global economic downturn.
Ryanair's summer schedule offers the guaranteed lowest airfares, no fuel surcharge and the security of travelling with Europe's most financially secure airline, on over 800 summer routes across 26 European countries with over 50 million seats available from March to October.
To celebrate the launch of its summer schedule Ryanair released 1 million Free - Just Pay Taxes & Charges seats for travel in April and May next. These seats are available for booking on www.ryanair.com until midnight Wednesday 10th December.
Stephen McNamara, Ryanair's head of communications said: "Ryanair came to the rescue of thousands of passengers this summer who were left stranded when their airline or tour operator went bust without warning. As we launch our summer schedule we advise passengers not to risk their summer holiday plans by booking with flaky airlines or shoddy tour operators which they know little or nothing about. Ryanair is Europe's most financially secure airline and guarantees the lowest air fares and no fuel surcharge on over 800 routes across 26 countries for Summer 2009, so your summer holiday has never been better value or more secure than with Ryanair."