Ryanair ‘hits back’ at Portuguese rail taunts

The battle has begun … just as Portuguese railway company Comboios de Portugal (CP) decided to ‘take on’ Ryanair by offering cut-price business-class trips to Lisbon and Porto “with a lot of leg room”, the low-cost airline has retaliated slashing prices even further.
There’s a hitch though: passengers have to book by midnight today (Monday, March 10). Those who do will be able to fly for just €9.99 from Faro to Lisbon. The flights are scheduled for April and May, and the knock-down price covers all costs and charges for passengers so long as they carry hand-luggage only and are not expecting to take advantage of speedy boarding perks.
Ryanair’s new Faro-Lisbon link will be running daily once it begins next month, for the regular price of €19.99.
As reported by the Resident, only last week CP unveiled a new marketing campaign under the slogan “Business quality, Ryanair prices”.
It was a brave initiative – and great value for €18.50 – but it seems to have served as something of a red rag to Ryanair…