It’s quite clear who is the real President of Europe now as well as what Ryanair did, do and will do for having a real Europe for citizens and businesses. Ryanair offer Greeks free flights
Europe’s largest budget airline Ryanair is calling on Greek authorities to back its plan for free flights on a number of Greek domestic routes for two weeks, as the nation teeters on the edge of economic collapse.
The airline plans to offer free flights to Greeks on routes between Athens and Chania, Rhodes, and Thessaloniki, from 13 July. The offer is dependent on aviation authorities and Athens airport also agreeing to scrap fees, the Dublin-based carrier said on Thursday.
“Ryanair is now requesting our partners to join our commitment by easing the pressure on the Greek people in making this beneficial gesture,” the company said. Chief Executive Officer Michael O’Leary called the Greek crisis “a tragedy”.
Last week, the carrier said Greeks would be able to buy flight tickets using cash after the use of credit cards became problematic as banks tightened restrictions. Ryanair relies predominantly on online, cashless transactions for the majority of its ticket sales.
Ryanair bases four aircraft in Athens, serving 12 destinations including London, Milan and Brussels, with the operation forecast to attract 2.2 million customers this year, according to its website. The carrier also has smaller bases in Thessaloniki and Crete and serves eight other locations.