Ryanair today (17 Feb) reported record bookings from American customers following the launch of its new United States Ryanair website in December, which enables flight bookings to be made in dollars.
Thousands of American customers explore Europe every year on Ryanair’s low fares and bookings from the US have increased by almost 50% in the two months since www.ryanair.com/us went live.
London Stansted-Dublin is the most popular route for US visitors, followed by Edinburgh-Dublin, Rome-Barcelona, Paris-Dublin and Frankfurt Hahn-London Stansted, with the most bookings coming from customers living in California, New York, Texas, Florida and New Jersey.
The new US site includes Ryanair’s “Fare Finder” feature, where customers can search and book the lowest fares by price point, route and travel period, and can share those airfares with friends and family on social media via a “Share the Fare” feature.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“Ryanair launched a dedicated American version of the Ryanair.com website to make it easier for US customers to book Europe’s lowest fares. The response from the USA has been phenomenal, with bookings up 50% and we look forward to carrying thousands more US customers this year, who choose Ryanair for our low fares and industry leading customer service, as well as Europe’s biggest route network, connecting 189 destinations, in 30 countries, through over 1,600 routes.
US customers can now book Ryanair’s low fares in dollars and bring a free small second carry-on bag on board, enjoy “quiet flights”, choose allocated seats, use their personal electronic devices at all stages of their flight, and avail of our Family Extra and Business Plus services, making Ryanair the ideal choice for European travel for families, friends and businesses across the United States.”
17 Feb 2015