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Post by atoutprix on Sun 12 Jan 2014 - 16:30

INTERNET giant Google is working on top-secret plans with Michael O'Leary's Ryanair in a bid to completely transform how consumers search for, select and buy airline tickets.

In a wide ranging interview with the Sunday Independent, O'Leary said the partnership with Google would change the way people buy tickets forever.
"We'll be sharing the Ryanair pricing through all of the Google outlets, so when you go in, there'll be route selections, cheapest prices and so on. Google are developing a price-comparison thing themselves.
"It'll blow comparison sites like Skyscanner out of the water."
O'Leary said he expected the project to go live by the end of March.

Google want to show all of the prices from all of the airlines on display. They don't want to charge us, they make all of their money out of advertising," explained O'Leary.
"They need to find who has got the lowest airfare on these routes... and that's us."

O'Leary forecasts a technology revolution in coming years as Ryanair steams into mobile commerce and big data.
"In Europe, the flying won't change much but the distribution will change massively. It's all going to move to digital and mobile. The opportunities for ancillary revenues through mobile are enormous.
"In five years' time, everyone on Ryanair will be paying on their mobile. You'll pay for your drinks and snacks with your mobile. You'll upgrade to priority boarding on your mobile.

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http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/oleary-reveals-ryanairgoogle-plan-to-change-how-we-buy-tickets-forever-29907730.html
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Re: RYR & Google

Post by atoutprix on Wed 22 Jan 2014 - 18:11

http://www.ryanair.com/en/news/ryanair-partners-with-google-flight-search

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Ryanair today (22 Jan) announced that its low fares are now available on Google Flight Search, allowing even faster access to its 1,600 routes and ensuring Google Flight Search users can see just how much cheaper Ryanair’s fares are compared to every other European airline.

Using Google Flight Search, customers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain (as well as Canada and the USA) can quickly find and compare flights to and from any of Ryanair’s 186 airports in Europe and North Africa, view prices in their local currency and then book these low fares directly with Ryanair.

Google’s Flight Search feature also allows users to:
•explore possible destinations and view live ticket prices by surfing on an interactive map
•browse and filter flights by price, airline, flight duration or date selector
•see a simple list of the most relevant flights, which are listed in order of price.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
“Ryanair is pleased to announce our partnership with Google Flight Search which will dramatically change how Europe’s passengers select and book their flights. Customers can now view Ryanair’s lowest fares on Google Flight Search, browsing by country, date or flight duration and can book these low fares directly on Ryanair.com through Google Flight Search. This is the latest digital innovation we have rolled out and will be followed in early 2014 by mobile boarding passes, an improved app and a brand new Ryanair.com website.”

Google’s David Robles said:
“Research suggests that users tend to visit around twenty different sites before they book a flight. Google wants to help improve the travel experience by drastically reducing the time wasted on researching and booking flights. Google Flight Search is fast, easy to use and interactive so business people, parents, and star crossed lovers can quickly pay for their travel and get back to their work, parenting or pining. We want to give users as many flight options as possible, so introducing Ryanair, which is Europe’s largest airline, to the Google Flight Search family is very exciting.”
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