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Ryanair Confirms GDS Plans

ryanairIrish low cost airline Ryanair has confirmed plans to put its fares on the global distribution systems by the summer, website reported on 3 February.

In a major u-turn, the airline is now in “active negotiations” with a number of GDS suppliers.

It said if these negotiations go to plan, Ryanair fares will appear in “one or more GDS channels by mid-year.”

As part of a change in distribution policy, the airline has also recently partnered with Google to be included in its European Flight Search tool.

Ryanair confirmed its new distribution strategy today as part of its third quarter profit announcement.

It reported a loss of 35 million euros, in line with previous guidance.

Traffic grew six percent to 18 million passengers, revenue per passenger fell six percent as “strong” ancillary revenue growth offset a nine percent fall in fares.

Ryanair’s full-year profit guidance remains unchanged at around 510 million euros.

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