Ryanair slashes fares as part of 'Keep Greece Flying' campaign

Ryanair slashes fares as part of 'Keep Greece Flying' campaign

Ryanair has slashed fares on its Athens routes to Chania, Rhodes and Thessaloniki to €4.99 in a ‘Keep Greece Flying’ campaign.

Fares on the low-cost carrier’s international services to and from Greece have also been reduced by 30% for the summer period until the end of October.

The fare cuts came ahead of eurozone leaders reportedly reaching an agreement this morning on a new debt deal for Greece after overnight talks.

The €4.99 fares will be available from today (Monday) until July 26.

The cut-price rates will be available to book until Friday.

Ryanair had offered to drop its Greek domestic fares to zero for two weeks if airport authorities dropped their development and airport fees for this period, but Ryanair said the Greek government declined the offer.

Chief commercial officer, David O’Brien, said: “It’s disappointing that the Greek Government has declined Ryanair’s offer of free domestic flights for Greek citizens.

“However, we will continue to ‘Keep Greece Flying’ by cutting Greek domestic fares to just €4.99 for two weeks.

“We are also cutting 30% off our fares on international routes to/from Greece, for travel from Monday 13th July until the end of October.

“Greek consumers and visitors can rest assured that Ryanair remains committed to growing in Greece and we will continue to stimulate travel and tourism in Greece by working with our partners in the Greek airports and Greek government at this time of economic crisis.”

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