Ryanair removes flight change fees due to coronavirus 2 months ago

Ryanair removes flight change fees due to coronavirus

The temporary change comes as a result of the spread of Covid-19.

Ryanair has removed flight change fees for passengers due to the effect that coronavirus is having on people's travel plans.

Ryanair has said that it will waive the flight change fee for customers who wish to change their travel plans due to the current Covid-19 outbreak.

The change will apply to all bookings for travel from Friday 13 March until Tuesday 31 March.

In a statement issued to JOE on Friday, the airline said: "For bookings for travel from today (13 March) until Tuesday 31 March, Ryanair will waive the flight change fee for customers who wish to change their travel plans due to the current Covid-19 outbreak. This policy applies to all existing and new bookings.

"While customers will still need to pay the difference in fare when changing a flight, we believe removing the change fee will provide more flexibility.

"This does not apply to customers affected by flight cancellations, as they are entitled to a refund or a free move onto an alternative Ryanair flight."

Traditionally, changing Ryanair flight dates would result in fees upwards of €35 outside the 24-hour grace period after booking.

Earlier this week, Aer Lingus also confirmed that online bookings made before 6 March for flights booked in March, April or May, up until 31 May, will not be subject to change fees.