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.
"BA is ripping off passengers": Ryanair