Ryanair Desperately Doesn’t Want To Be Called A ‘No-Frills’ Airline Anymore

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  1. sobore
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    http://au.businessinsider.com/ryanair-dont-call-us-no-frills-airline-2013-6

    Ryanair is trying to stop newspapers describing it as “no-frills” airline.
    Robin Kiely, the Irish carrier’s head of communications, has written to various publications, including Telegraph Travel and the website Travelmole, insisting that the phrase be removed from all reports about Ryanair.

    “The claim that Ryanair is a “no-frills” airline is entirely misleading and outdated, given that we offer all-leather seats, reserved seating, industry-leading punctuality, online check-in and on-board catering for those who wish to avail of it,” he said.

    “Ryanair is a low-cost airline and I would appreciate if you would refrain from describing Ryanair as ‘no-frills’ in the future and amend your article to reflect this fact.”

    Mr Kiely was referring to an article entitled Ryanair: still the ‘world’s favourite airline’, published last week by Telegraph Travel. It follows the release of figures by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which showed Ryanair carried almost 80 million international passengers – nearly 30 million more than any other airline.

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    Well, except for the fact that it's true.
     
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    As always, thanks to Mr. O'Leary they see themselves as something more elite. :D Let's hope the press stands up to Ryanair's "friendly" letters and keeps it with the truth.
     
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    I dunno about that...they offer plenty of frills, though none included in the price of the ticket. ;)
     

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