Michael O’Leary has plan for totally free Ryanair flights

Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has set tongues wagging once again and this time it’s not about toilet paper.

O’Leary has told the Airport Operators Association conference in London that he hopes Ryanair flights will be free within five years, with the airline making its cash from airport shops and restaurants.

The airline chief claims that this could be made possible by Ryanair striking deals with European airports.

“I have this vision that in the next five to ten years, the air fares on Ryanair will be free, in which case the flights will be full, and we will be making money out of sharing the airport revenues, of all the people who will be running through the airports, and getting a share of the shopping and retail revenues,” he said.

Fares are due to fall by 10 to 15 per sent this year with the airline carrying 119 million passengers.