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Ryanair extends partnership with CarTrawler for two more years

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Ryanair announced a 2-year extension of its exclusive partnership with CarTrawler, the world’s leading B2B travel technology platform which powers Ryanair Car Hire, ensuring Ryanair’s 131m customers will continue to enjoy the widest range of cars at the best prices on the Ryanair.com website.

Ryanair Car Hire offers customers a direct connection to over 1,500 leading and independent car rental agents in over 30,000 airport and city locations, across 174 different countries. Since launching Ryanair Car Hire in September 2015:

  • Customers from more than 180 countries have hired cars via the Ryanair.com website
  • Dublin has been the most popular location for car hire, followed by Milan Bergamo, London, Malaga & Porto
  • Visits from mobile devices have increased over 200%

The partnership will shortly be further expanded to include additional ground transport services such as taxi and rail transfers, as Ryanair continues on its journey to becoming the ‘Amazon of Travel.’

Ryanair CMO Kenny Jacobs said: “As part of our “Always Getting Better” programme, we are pleased to extend our exclusive car hire partnership with CarTrawler. Customers in more than 180 different countries have already hired cars using Ryanair Car Hire, powered by CarTrawler, on the Ryanair.com website, and their industry-leading technology and unrivalled inventory ensures the lowest prices for our customers. We are to working closely to expand our offering to include additional ground transfer options, as we continue to offer so much more than just the lowest air fares in Europe.”

CarTrawler CEO, Mike McGrearty said: “For the last two years, the CarTrawler team has been heavily focused on improving performance of Ryanair Car Hire, we are delighted to see this hard work pay off. Innovations such as a complete overhaul of the mobile web platform, and a full integration of CarTrawler technology into the Ryanair app has led to a seamless experience across all devices for Ryanair customers. We have seen particular success coming from technical improvements made to our state of the art machine learning based product selection, behavioural targeting and mobile/desktop merchandising functionality.  We are delighted that Ryanair have chosen to extend their partnership with CarTrawler and we look forward to building on what is already a very successful relationship.”

Ryanair announces additional $300m. investment in Frankfurt
Ryanair announced an additional three based aircraft to bring it to a total of 10 ($1billion) at Frankfurt Main airport. The Frankfurt summer 2018 schedule includes 38 (34 new) Frankfurt Main routes and 43 (1 new) Frankfurt Hahn routes which will deliver over 4.7m customers p.a. through Ryanair’s two Frankfurt airports next year.

Ryanair’s Frankfurt S18 schedule will deliver:

At Frankfurt Main:

  • 3 additional based aircraft ($300m)
  • 10 based aircraft in total ($1bn)
  • 34 new routes to: Athens (daily), Agadir (2 wkly), Barcelona (daily), Barcelona G. (2 wkly), Brindisi (3 wkly), Catania (4 wkly), Corfu (2 wkly), Chania (2 wkly), Glasgow (daily), Gran Canaria (2 wkly), Kefalonia (2 wkly), Krakow (daily), Lanzarote (2 wkly), Lisbon (daily), London S. (2 daily), Madrid (daily), Manchester (6 wkly), Marseille (3 wkly), Milan B. (daily), Murcia (2 wkly), Mykonos (2 wkly), Perpignan (2 wkly), Perugia (2 wkly), Pisa (3 wkly), Porto (daily), Pula (2 wkly), Rijeka (2 wkly), Santorini (2 wkly), Seville (3 wkly), Tenerife (3 wkly), Toulouse (4 wkly), Valencia (daily), Venice T. (daily) and Zadar (2 wkly)
  • 38 total routes to 9 countries
  • More flights to Palma (11 weekly)
  • 2.6m customers p.a. (+1.2m)
  • 1,950* on-site jobs

At Frankfurt Hahn:

  • 5 based aircraft ($500m)
  • 1 new route: Plovdiv (2 weekly)
  • More flights to Tenerife (2 weekly)
  • 43 total routes to 13 countries
  • 2.1m customers p.a. (+15,000)
  • 1,575* on-site jobs

German consumers and visitors can book their holidays as far out as October 2018, on even lower fares, and enjoy the latest “Always Getting Better” improvements including:

Reduced checked-in bag fees – one €25 fee, one 20kg size

  • 20 Air Europa long haul routes from Madrid on sale on Ryanair.com
  • Connecting flights at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Bergamo with more airports to follow
  • A new partnership with Erasmus Student Network offering discounts & a dedicated booking platform
  • Alexa voice recognition to search flights, hotels and flight status on the Ryanair.com website

Ryanair will continue to connect Frankfurt with major business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Dublin (4 wkly), Madrid (daily) and London (3 daily), on the lowest lower fares, making Ryanair the ideal choice for German business and leisure customers and visitors.

In Frankfurt, Ryanair’s David O’Brien said: “We are pleased to announce an additional three based aircraft at Frankfurt Main to bring it to a total of 10 and an investment of $1billion. We have also launched our Frankfurt summer 2018 schedule with a total of 81 (35 new) routes to/from both Frankfurt Main and Frankfurt Hahn, which will deliver over 4.7m customers through the two airports this year. German customers and visitors are booking our winter 2017 seats in record numbers as fares continue to fall, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair.

To celebrate the launch of our Frankfurt summer 2018 schedule we are releasing seats for sale from just €14.99 for travel in October and November which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (14 Sep). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

Ryanair launches Baden-Baden S18 schedule
Ryanair also launched its Baden-Baden summer 2018 schedule with 5 new routes to Edinburgh, Lisbon, Seville, Tel Aviv and Warsaw. Ryanair’s 18 routes will help deliver 850,000 customers p.a. through Baden-Baden Airport next year.

Ryanair’s Baden-Baden S18 schedule will deliver:

  • 5 new routes: Edinburgh (2 wkly), Lisbon (2 wkly), Seville (2 wkly), Tel Aviv (2 wkly) & Warsaw (2 wkly)
  • 18 routes in total
  • 850,000 customers p.a. (+75k)
  • 640* on-site jobs

German consumers and visitors can now book their holidays as far out as October 2018, on even lower fares, and enjoy the latest “Always Getting Better” improvements including:

  • Reduced checked-in bag fees – one €25 fee, one 20kg size
  • 20 Air Europa long haul routes from Madrid on sale on Ryanair.com
  • Connecting flights at Rome Fiumicino and Milan Bergamo with more airports to follow
  • A new partnership with Erasmus Network offering students discounts & a dedicated booking platform
  • Alexa voice recognition to search flights, hotels and flight status on the Ryanair.com website

Ryanair will continue to connect Baden-Baden with major international leisure and business centres on high frequency, low fare services including Barcelona (x4 weekly) London Stansted (daily) and Rome Ciampino (x3 weekly), making Ryanair the ideal choice for German business and leisure customers.

In Baden-Baden, Ryanair’s Neal McMahon said: “We are pleased to launch our Baden-Baden S18 schedule, which includes 5 new routes to Edinburgh, Lisbon, Seville, Tel Aviv and Warsaw, and 18 routes in total, delivering 850,000 customers through Baden-Baden Airport next year. German customers and visitors are booking our winter 2017 seats in record numbers as fares continue to fall, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair.

To celebrate the launch of our Baden-Baden summer 2018 schedule we are releasing seats for sale from just €14.99 for travel from September to November which are available for booking until midnight Thursday (14 Sep). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”

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