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Ryanair wants to make flights free

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Europe’s largest low-cost airline, Ireland’s Ryanair, has plans to make some of it’s flights free in a decade’s time, according to the company CEO. Michael O’Leary says it’s possible if the airline shares revenue with airports.

“The challenge for us in the future is to keep driving airfares down. I have this vision that in the next five to 10 years the airfares on Ryanair will be free, in which case the flights will be full, and we will be making our money out sharing the airport revenues; of all the people who will be running through airports, and getting a share of the shopping and the retail revenues at airports,” said O’Leary, as quoted by the Guardian.

“I think it will happen. It just won’t happen at Heathrow or those big hub airports. But most of the other airports who are looking for big traffic growth, that process is already starting to happen, lowering airport fees and some of the charges,” he added.

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