5 JUNE 2017
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In the latest improvement in year four of its “Always Getting Better” programme, Ryanair said last week passengers who buy an allocated seat for their flights can now check-in up to 60 days in advance.
Passengers who don’t wish to purchase an allocated seat can check-in between four days and 2hr before their flights and will be randomly allocated seats free.
The new deal follows other recent AGB initiatives including connecting flights at Rome Fiumicino, with more airports to follow and Air Europa long-haul flights going on sale on the Ryanair website with 20 routes to 16 countries (BTN 29 May).
Ryanair chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said: “While we continue to innovate, one thing that won’t change is our low fares; our customers will still enjoy the biggest and best choice of destinations, on-time flights and a fantastic onboard experience.”
Meanwhile, Ryanair has reported a full-year net profit to end March of €1.32bn ($1.47 billion), up 6% on the previous year’s €1.24bn. There was a 13% average cut in fares, Ryanair said, while revenue edged up 2% to €6.65bn.
Chief executive Michael O’Leary said the increased profit came “despite difficult trading conditions in FY17” to which Ryanair had reacted by improving the customer experience, and stimulating growth with lower fares.”
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Tom Appleton, Oakville.
Would somebody please enlighten me on the advantage to the passenger of checking in 60 days in advance??