Here’s some good news to cheer up beleaguered Ryanair passengers.
London Southend Airport is offering FREE FLIGHTS to and from Dublin on a first-come-first-served basis to Ryanair passengers who’ve had their flights cancelled.
The giveaway involves 100 return tickets "to make up for all the hassle and disappointment at airports affected by Ryanair’s controversial decision to drop 40 to 50 flights daily over the next six weeks".
The airport has described the offer as "a simple gift" and opportunity to try out the terminal – rated the capital’s best by Which?
London Southend Airport is also extending the free ticket offer to Glasgow and Manchester – two other routes starting on October 29.
Glyn Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport said:
“The free return tickets is a simple gesture, an invitation if you like, to try us instead of the airports hit by the Ryanair cancellations. We are confident we can offer a far better passenger experience – the proof being that we have been rated Best Airport in London five years running by Which?"
“Tens of thousands of people will have had their holiday plans disrupted and clearly feel they’ve been left in limbo not knowing if they are travelling or not, or can even be sure their inbound flight won’t be cancelled. Our free tickets will hopefully cheer up some people. After all, we’re in the business of making people happy.”
The offer is for passengers whose flights have been cancelled by Ryanair due to the changes in the pilot and cabin crew rotas.
The first 100 eligible passengers who contact London Southend Airport will be able to claim a free return ticket and the offer will run until 22 September 2017. The flights will be from 29 October 2017.
Each qualifying passenger must email a copy of their boarding pass to firstname.lastname@example.org and successful customers will be sent voucher codes to book the free flights according to voucher terms and conditions.
Qualifying passengers must book by 30 September and fly before December 20 2017.
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