A love of new cultures is what drives Dublin travel writer Fiona Hilliard to explore the cities of Europe and beyond.
Happy Birthday, Ryannair! Hope you still have many years ahead of you! 🙂
Thanks Agnieszka! 🙂
Have been flying Ryanair ever since about year 2 when flights began from Dublin to Bristol. The old 120 seat Boeing 737 jet was a huge improvement over the competitors turboprop aircraft with shorter flight times and better prices.
Ireland was booming and my work took me there 30 – 40 times a year all with Ryanair and I can count on the fingers of one hand any problems or delays.
Very soon we saw 1p fares (plus £5 tax!!) and as a family we took some great trips that would have been out of our reach financially. Shopping trips to Dublin for a family of four at £40.08 that were cheaper than a single train fare from Bristol to London for instance.
This year saw me and my son visit the Ducati factory in Bologna for a few days, just for fun and because the £39.98 return fare made it possible. In fact it cost more to park my car at the airport for 5 days and that didn’t turn a wheel.
And thats what I like about Ryanair, its a basic no frills service that makes journeys possible you would never have considered. Its opened travel up for everyone and long may it continue.