Updated Ryanair app offers Business Plus corporate fare

By Travolution
By Travolution
August 29, 2014 12:03 PM GMT

Budget airline Ryanair has unveiled the latest version of its mobile app offering its new Business Plus fare as well as improved booking functionality.

The Android and iPhone app has been downloaded over two million times and is available in in English, Italian and Spanish, with further language versions to follow.

As part of Business Plus Ryanair is offering range of travel benefits designed to attract more business travellers.

Priced from €69.99 it includes:

• Flexibility on ticket changes
• 20kg checked-in bag allowance
• Fast track security at selected airports
• Priority boarding
• Premium seats

The move comes ahead of the low fares carrier launching a second GDS partnership, to complement a dedicated corporate and groups service. Ryanair fares became available via Travelport systems in April.

The airline claims more than a quarter of its passengers are already business travellers.

Chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said: “Businesses are becoming smarter with their travel and over 25% of our customers already travel on business, choosing Ryanair for our low fares, industry-leading punctuality and the largest route network in Europe.

“We now offer even more business routes, connecting Europe’s major cities with additional flights and improved schedules, ensuring great savings for businesses of all sizes.

“Our commitment to the improvement of our customer experience under our ‘Always Getting Better’ programme continues, following the introduction of allocated seating, a free second carry-on bag, reduced fees, a new website, a brand new app with mobile boarding passes, and our dedicated family service, Ryanair Family Extra.

“This launch of Ryanair Business Plus, combined with our new groups and corporate service, and partnership with Travelport GDS – with a second GDS partner to be announced soon – will make business travel with Ryanair ever simpler, as we continue to offer so much more than just the lowest fares.”

Speaking about the latest version of the app, Jacobs said: “The response to our new app has been hugely positive.

“Our latest version offers customers a smoother booking process, access to our new Business Plus service and clears old boarding cards from the system.

“We are working hard to continue to improve our app with further updates that will make it an even more useful travel tool.”

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