"BA is ripping off passengers": Ryanair
European low fares airline Ryanair has responded to British Airways' increase in its fuel surcharges by releasing 500,000 seats for ￡10 with a guarantee of no fuel surcharges ever.
"BA today announced its second fuel surcharge hike in a month, increasing its unavoidable fuel levy by £30 to £109 per one-way flight. British Airways has confirmed that it is buying fuel at $40 less than current market rates and is 70% hedged at $82 until June, so today´s increase is just another BA scam," stated Ryanair.
Ryanair´s Lorna Farren said: "All airlines are facing the same oil prices, yet only one airline, Ryanair, guarantees passengers that it will never introduce a fuel surcharge, even if oil hits $200 a barrel. British Airways has confirmed that it is buying fuel at $40 less than current prices, and is now ripping off passengers by increasing its unavoidable fuel surcharges for the second time in a month. This latest fuel surcharge hike means that BA´s £109 fuel surcharge is now almost four times the cost of Ryanair´s average fare of £30."
"To prove to passengers that one airline can deliver low fares in the face of high fuel prices, Ryanair is today releasing 500,000 seats for £10 for travel in June and July. We urge passengers to book immediately on www.ryanair.com, to enjoy the guaranteed lowest fares and no fuel surcharges ever," added Farren.