LONDON — Ryanair is selling flights from just £5 as it bids to win back customers following a week of chaos in which it cancelled hundreds of flights over a lack of available pilots.
The budget airline is currently advertising one million seats for October through February which have been discounted to £9.99 one-way.
But some journeys are even cheaper. A one-way flight from London Stansted to Grenoble, southern France, next week is available for £5:
Ryanair is also selling £5 flights from Stansted to Lorient in north-west France. Flights from £7.99 are available between the UK and destinations including Aalborg in Denmark, Strasbourg in France, and Gdansk in Poland.
The £9.99 flight sale includes journeys such as mainstream destinations such as Barcelona, Berlin, and Bologna. Here is a selection of some of the tickets available:
The low price means Ryanair is absorbing the £13 cost of Air Passenger Duty on each flight as it battles to regain its reputation and win back customers by putting intense pressure on budget rivals.
A pilot rostering error led to the company cancelling up to 50 flights a day for 6 weeks from last week.
The group’s chief executive Michael O’Leary admitted he had “messed up,” but has so far been unable to resolve the cancellation crisis with pilots.
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