The move comes hours after fellow budget airline Easyjet also committed to waiving its flight change fees. We’re increasingly seeing airlines, hotels and travel companies offering a more relaxed approach to cancellations and booking changes in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic – we’ve a list below of what we’ve seen so far below.
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What is Ryanair doing?
The airline told us its new rebooking policy applies to all existing and new bookings – so if you’re booked to fly this summer but move your flight by 31 March, you’ll be able to do so without paying any fee. Ryanair’s flight change fees typically costs between £50 and £95 if a change is made post-booking.
A Ryanair spokesperson told us that customers will still need to pay any difference in fare when changing a flight, but added: “We believe removing the change fee will provide more flexibility.”
This doesn’t affect customers hit by flight cancellations as they are entitled to a refund or a free move onto an alternative Ryanair flight.