Starting at the end of August, Ryanair will offer business travel tickets. According to Buying Business Travel, the corporate tickets include more flexible options, premium seating and fast track at select airports.
The carrier decided to offer the corporate tickets so that it could attract more business travelers. Ryanair hopes to propel itself into the aviation industry as a top carrier and transport as many as 112 million passengers by 2019.
The source reported that the new tickets offered through Ryanair will allow business travelers to change a flight without being charged an extra fee and will also be able to choose earlier flights if they’re available. In addition, those with the corporate tickets will also be able to move more quickly through airports in Dublin, Barcelona, Stansted and Manchester.
According to Buying Business Travel, Ryanair hopes to be available at a greater number of primary airports throughout Europe. It currently flies in and out of Barcelona, Rome Ciampino, Manchester, Edinburgh, Stansted and Madrid.
“We’re talking to primary airports today that we don’t already fly to in Italy, Spain, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark … and there’s a few others,” Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said at a press conference in March.
European low-cost carrier easyJet also offers business customers the option of allocated seats and flies in and out of “primary” airports, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.