Ryanair, Google and eDreams reach settlement over ads

Airline said similar branding was being used to sell plane tickets at higher prices

Ryanair reached a settlement with Google and online travel agent eDreams to end legal proceedings in the High Court over what it said were misleading advertisements for Ryanair flights, the airline said on Thursday.

Ryanair accused Google in 2015 of allowing eDreams to use “misleading” subdomain ryanair.edreams.com and a website with branding similar to Ryanair’s to sell air fares at higher prices than on the Irish airline’s own website.

The airline said terms of the settlement would remain confidential.

Ryanair, Google and eDreams said in a statement they were pleased to have resolved the issue.