Ryanair is discontinuing its package holiday service 7 months ago

Ryanair is discontinuing its package holiday service

The airline announced that they were discontinuing its package holiday service on Tuesday.

Ryanair have officially discontinued a holiday package service that was launched in 2016, where they attempted to offer both flights with accommodation and transfers bundled together.

A brief statement on the airline's website simply says: "Important information: Ryanair Holidays is discontinuing its service".

It goes on to say that: "Going forward, it is no longer possible to book a package on Ryanair Holidays. However, all previous bookings are unaffected and will be fulfilled as planned. If you have any questions, please don´t hesitate to contact our friendly service team:

According to RTÉ, The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have said selling airline seats is very different to selling a packaged holiday.

ITAA Chief Executive Pat Dawson added that "many other airlines have faced similar challenges when looking to develop package-holiday operations in the past.

"The new Package Holiday Directive also adds to the difficulty when selling pre-arranged or customised packaged holidays and requires expert knowledge and experience."