Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Ryanair to Embrace Connecting Flights in Move Toward Hub Model

  • Plan will be pioneered in Rome before being rapidly expanded
  • Carrier once discouraged people from making transfer trips
Video player cover image

Ryanair's CFO: See More Growth Going Into Mainland Europe

Ryanair Holdings Plc will offer customers the ability to connect from one flight to another for the first time, taking another step away from its pure focus on no-frills point-to-point travel.

The move brings Ryanair a step closer to conventional airline operations after decades focused solely on out-competing rival network carriers with bargain basement fares. The new policy, to be pioneered at Rome’s Fiumicino airport, is a “big deal” and will be rolled out “pretty quickly” if things go smoothly, marketing chief Kenny Jacobs said in a briefing in London on Thursday.