UK budget airline offers ultra cheap UK returns for expat Brexit voters

Published:  19 May at 6 PM
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The very special offer by controversial British low-cost carrier Ryanair is aimed at encouraging expats living in Europe to fly home to vote in the June 23 Brexit referendum.

Mega-discounted seats costing from as low as £15.40 are on offer, but those wanting to book will have to be quick as the offer ends tonight – 19th May. The sale is based on Ryanair boss’s repeated warnings that Britain’s leaving the EU would result in far fewer low-cost flights to Europe as well as fare increases across the board.

Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs reiterated his belief that economic prospects and future growth for the UK depend strongly on the country’s continued membership of the European Union. He told reporters the airline would work as hard as possible over the next five weeks to help ensure a resounding vote to remain within the Union.

Dublin-based Ryanair employs some 3,000 people based in 13 UK airports, providing Pan-European flights to almost one and a half million travellers each year. Many passengers are UK citizens retiring or working in EU member states and using the no-frills service to visit family and friends in the UK on a regular basis.

The airline is strongly backing a ‘remain’ vote for a number of reasons, the most important being that an increase in UK jobs and resultant economic growth can only occur within the EU. The European Union’s ‘open skies’ initiative has, over a number of years, transformed Britain’s tourism options and created a huge number of jobs as a result.

In addition, Britain is now one of the most competitive and best-performing of all the EU member states. PM Cameron’s recent negotiations, although unpopular with many, have protected sterling, reduced the burden of bureaucracy and limited immigration. Finally, foreign investment in the UK will be transferred to Germany and Ireland should Brexit succeed.
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