Ryanair reprimanded for misleading advertising

 

Ryanair has again been reprimanded in Britain for an advert over cheap flights.

The newspaper ad featured a one-way flight to London Stansted for £19.99, and another to Paris for £29.99.

It then stated the offer applied to "every seat on every flight", before adding in small print at the bottom that tickets were subject to conditions and a weekend supplement.

A complaint was received from a member of the public who tried to book a ticket and found the offer applied only to midweek flights.

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld the complaint, saying the advertisement did not make it clear the supplement applied to flights from Thursday to Tuesday.

It said in its adjudication: "The authority considered the advertisement was misleading and asked the advertisers to ensure future advertisements made clear in the main body that seats were available at the quoted prices for flights on Tuesdays to Thursdays only."

The authority is also upholding a separate complaint about another advert sent via email - also claiming cheap flights.

PA