Ryanair Raises Prices for Chelsea Fans’ Trip to Soccer Final: SF Gate

Posted: April 26, 2012 in Airlines, Europe
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[Bloomberg] Ryanair Holdings Plc, Europe’s biggest discount  carrier, is charging 10 times its normal price for flights from London to Munich  as Chelsea fans prepare to travel to next month’s Champions League final  in Germany.

The carrier is reportedly charging 10 times normal price for flights from London to Munich for month's Champions League soccer final in Germany

The carrier is reportedly charging 10 times normal price for flights from London to Munich for month's Champions League soccer final in Germany

Chelsea tied defending champion Barcelona 2-2 yesterday to  complete a 3-2 victory in the two-match semifinal and qualify for the May 19  final against Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.

Dublin-based Ryanair said it’s scheduled extra flights from  London’s Stanstead Airport departing on the morning of the final and returning  the next day at a starting price of £467. Round-trip flights for  the weekend before come in at £32.98, according to a search of the  company’s website.

“Absolutely not,” Stephen McNamara, a spokesman for Ryanair, said when asked if  his company was profiteering. He said rivals would be charging more. “Ryanair  guarantees the lowest fares, every day. I’d imagine this will sell out.”….

Read the rest of the story at SF Gate….


SF Chronicle – 25th April 2012
Editors: Christopher Elser, Bob Bensch


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