Budget airline Ryanair has issued a caution to expect a hit after being removed from various online travel agents.
Ryanair said that removal from Booking.com and Kayak have removed the budget airline from their websites.
They claim such websites are “pirates” and “welcome” the move, however they acknowledge that this will affect revenues in the short term and the budget airline will lower prices on their own website.
Ryanair said, “Ryanair will respond to this welcome removal of our flights from OTA (online travel agent) pirate websites, by lowering fares where necessary to encourage all passengers to book directly on Ryanair.com where they are guaranteed to always get the lowest air fares without OTA Pirate overcharges, fake contact info, or other pricing/refund scams.
“In the meantime, Ryanair continues to make its fares available to honest/transparent OTA’s such as Google Flights, who do not add hidden mark ups to Ryanair prices and who direct passengers to make their bookings directly on the Ryanair.com website.”