Posted on: 15 January 2014 by Mark Howells
Ryanair has launched a Groups & Corporate Travel service to be led by Lesley Kane (pictured), who moves from being head of sales and marketing Europe to become head of Groups & Corporate Travel, as the airline actively targets the group and business travel markets in 2014.
Customers can now access a “Groups” section on the homepage of the new Ryanair website, which will be followed by a new business product (to be unveiled in the coming weeks) with flexible tickets, reserved seating and fast-track through selected airports, as Ryanair opens more than 20 new routes from Ireland, and over 150 new routes from UK airports in 2014.
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary commented, “2014 is set to be a very exciting year for all groups and business passengers as Ryanair’s entry into these markets will significantly lower their costs of travel. We’re pleased to appoint Lesley Kane as Ryanair’s head of Groups & Corporate Travel. Her extensive knowledge of sales and marketing, combined with her considerable experience from her time as head of Ryanair Direct will ensure the successful implementation of Ryanair’s new service improvements.”
Discussing her new role, Lesley Kane added, “I look forward to rolling out Ryanair’s new groups and business product offering in early 2014. [We are] continually improving our customer service and has received numerous requests from group organisers and corporate businesses to develop and launch these new exciting products. From early 2014, groups and business customers will be able to enjoy the added benefits of our tailored products, which will support Ryanair’s passenger growth to over 110 million passengers by 2019.”