Online travel site eDreams hits back at Ryanair

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Company eDreams refutes Ryanair's claims that it is selling tickets at elevated prices.

22 August 2008

MADRID -- The battle between low-cost airline Ryanair and online travel agencies continued to rage Thursday, with the company eDreams refuting the claims of Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary that such companies sell on tickets at elevated prices.

In a statement, eDreams said that in 95 percent of cases, air tickets were sold at the same price, and not with a mark-up of up to 270 percent, as O'Leary has previously claimed.

eDreams went on to say that Ryanair was pursuing its recent crackdown on what it considers illegal activity in order to monopolise information on the internet, thus avoiding customers being able to compare prices before buying.

Earlier in August, Ryanair began legal proceedings against Spanish travel website Atrápalo for illegal use of its logo.

[El Pais / S. Hunter / Expatica]

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