Ryanair has announced that it has partnered with PayPal, meaning customers now have the option to pay for their Ryanair flights using their PayPal account.
The PayPal deal is the latest chapter in Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme – a major PR effort launched to try to change negative perceptions of the budget airline after recent reports of falling revenues. In May, Ryanair recorded its first profit slump in five years.
Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said: “Millions of European consumers use PayPal on a daily basis and as Europe’s biggest airline, Ryanair is pleased to launch our new partnership, offering our 86m customers even more ways to book and pay for Europe’s lowest air fares on the Ryanair.com website.
Our partnership with PayPal is the latest element of our Always Getting Better programme and our commitment to the continued improvement of our customer experience, and follows the introduction of allocated seating, a free second carry-on bag, reduced fees, a new website, a new app and mobile boarding passes and our Ryanair Family Extra service.
“We will next unveil our tailored business product, as we continue to offer so much more than just the lowest fares.”
PayPal’s Vice President for Global Operations Europe, Middle East and Africa, Louise Phelan said: “Ryanair revolutionised low fare air travel in Europe. As the pioneer of faster, safer online payments, PayPal is delighted to help Ryanair develop its customer experience by making it even easier and quicker for travellers to book and pay for their flights online.
“With our 152 million active accounts across the world, we’re also making it easier for businesses such as Ryanair to expand their international sales.”
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