Respect third-party tickets, EC tells Ryanair

13th August 2008, Comments 0 comments

The European Commission calls for "transparency" from the Irish airline with regard to its policy over the sale and purchase of tickets.

13 August 2008

MADRID - Low-cost airline Ryanair did not come through on its threats Tuesday to cancel tickets purchased via third-party websites.

Among ongoing doubts as to whether the airline will take such action, the European Commission appealed to the Irish company to respect flights booked through legal agencies and called for "transparency" with regard to its policy over the sale and purchase of tickets.

Spanish website Atrápalo became the first travel company against which Ryanair has taken legal action, presenting a case to the courts on Tuesday claiming that sale of the airline's tickets through the site is against the law.

As of yesterday, however, no passenger had been left stranded by the company.

"All passengers boarded without problems and there is no date set for the start of cancellations," sources at Ryanair revealed.

[El Pais / S. Hunter / Expatica]

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