New plans to make Ryanair even worse

Just when you thought Ryanair couldn’t get any eye rollingly tacky, they’re now introducing plans to turn planes into flying billboards. As a spokesman explained, in typical Ryanairspeak, planes are going to double up as ‘Britain’s largest – and cheapest – advertising medium.’

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The move comes after Ryanair announced an uncharacteristic 21% dip in profits last quarter, which the airline say was related to rising fuel costs and the early Easter. Michael O’Leary, never one to miss a money making opportunity, is frantically trying to claw it back. As a result, businesses will be able to advertise on the plane’s fuselage and its wings for 12 months at a time.

In another money saving bid, Ryanair pilots have also been asked to fly more slowly to preserve fuel and reduce costs by 15%.

So picture your next holiday. It takes you a day and a half to get to Fyzyzyzczyk airport, (300 miles away from your destination) because you’re going at 3 miles an hour. Not only that, but you are crammed into a tin can with ‘Barry’s Red Kola’ written on the side and ‘Carpet World’ on the wings.

Not exactly the golden age of travel, is it?


  • Keith
    Isnt a website like this suppose to see through marketing stunts like this.... not endorse them and give them free advertising. Next you will be telling us about them charging for using the toilet.
  • zeddy
    What's wrong with Barry's Red Kola? It tastes ace. I usually buy an eight pack at a time. Carpet World is quite an old porn movie so I don't think the producers will still be looking to promote it.
  • Tim B.
    I don't see the problem here. Selling advertising is far preferable than finding new things to charge customers for.
  • badger
    Would O'Leary take Easyjet's money if it wanted to advertise their routes on his planes?
  • fibbingarchie
    They should fire the person in charge of their fuel cost hedging.
  • Michael
    In other words, flying Ryanair will be exactly like a ride on a First Bus?
  • and w.
    If you don't like being dicked around by a low-cost airline, then save up and fly BA.... If you want to fly to Fyzyzyzczyk airport for as little as possible then Ryanair is how you do it. If you want to fly somewhere (closer to your destination) then stop complaining and just pay for it.
  • shiftynifty
    Surprised the airline crew do not point out advertisements when they do that cabin safety thing and here...
    Slightly confused by this. Who's going to see this advertising given the passengers are on the inside and the plane is some distance above the Earth? Either way either live with it or quite moaning and fly. It's low cost travel. If you want more, pay more.
  • fibbingarchie
    Picture caption: "I'm going to make this thing look like a giant cock."......says the plane.

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