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Ryanair hits back at 'Aer Lingus strike price hike' accusation

The company says that higher prices on the day of the proposed Aer Lingus strike are to do with interest in the flights.

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RYANAIR HAS DENIED that it is using the impending Aer Lingus strike to jack up prices.

The Irish Travel Agents Association today claimed that flying from Dublin to London Gatwick during the threatened strike on 30 May will cost €238.99 compared to just €53.99 the following weekend.

While a check of the Ryanair website confirms this, the company points out that flights into Stansted are cheaper.

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The company, however says that this is nothing to do with the strike by rival staff.

“Ryanair always offers the lowest fares, regardless of the actions or inactions of high cost airlines.

“Our lowest fares are sold on a first come, first served basis – and rise only as quickly as the low fare class are sold in the 6 months prior to departure – and we will carry tens of thousands of passengers to and from Ireland over the bank holiday weekend, who choose Ryanair not only for the lowest fares, but also for our industry-leading punctuality and customer service.”

The ITAA said that they had seen a drop in bookings for the bank holiday as a result of the strike by IMPACT cabin crew at Aer Lingus.

Read: Here’s how much the threatened Aer Lingus strike is adding to travel costs

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