Ryanair flies to the rescue of Sky Europe passengers
No sooner does a budget airline spiral into a fireball of financial doom, than another sniffs the rich, rich scent of a PR opportunity and offers to help the stranded holiday makers. Yes, three cheers for Ryanair! Within a day of Sky Europe going to the wall and suspending all European flights, Sky Marshall O'Leary has announced the €25 Skyeurope Rescue Fare!
It's not a bad thing as far as the affected passengers are concerned, so we'll wind our necks in for just a moment. The fare applies on flights to/from Bratislava to Alicante, Barcelona (Girona), Brussels (Charleroi), Rome (Ciampino), Liverpool and Stansted. The €25 fare includes all taxes and fees, it must be booked through a particular page of the Ryanair site, and passengers must quote their SkyEurope booking reference and bring the same reference for verification at the airport check-in point. All fair enough, really.
That's not to say Ryanair couldn't resist having a pop at the competition or those passengers that don't book their flights with the Sky Marshall:
"Ryanair also pledged to assist with the repatriation of passengers who may be caught up in any future airline collapse and advised passengers that the best way to ensure travel plans are protected is to travel only with financially secure airlines such as Ryanair."
Thank goodness for the Sky Marshall. He can probably cure lepers with his hands of wonder, too.