Ryanair Kicks-Off Euro 2012 Countdown With Dublin Airport Penalty Shoot-Out Challenge
Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra low cost airline, today (May 25) kicked-off the two-week countdown to Euro 2012 with a penalty shoot-out at Dublin Airport. Passengers travelling on Ryanair’s flight to Manchester were invited to take part in a spot-kick challenge at the departure gates, where successful penalty takers were entered into a draw to with free Ryanair flights.
Ireland were knocked out on penalties at their last major tournament, the 2002 World Cup, and if Giovanni Trapattoni’s men need any spot-kick advice, they’ll have a plane load of experts to turn to judging by today’s performances. Euro 2012 kicks-off in two weeks’ time and to celebrate, Ryanair has released 1million seats at fares from €15.99 for travel on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in July.
Ryanair’s Maria Macken said:
“Ryanair was delighted to bring a taste of Euro 2012 to Dublin Airport today ahead of the championships, which kick-off on 8th June. Passengers travelling from Dublin to Manchester were given the chance to net free flights to one of Ryanair’s fantastic destinations by taking part in the Ryanair Football Challenge. To celebrate Euro 2012, Ryanair has released 1million seats at fares from €15.99 for travel on over 1,000 European destinations on Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur in July.
Ryanair’s €15.99 fare includes all taxes and charges so passengers who choose to avoid discretionary fees by paying for Ryanair’s cheapest flights with Ryanair’s Cash Passport, travel with carry-on luggage only and decline our priority boarding service can book, check-in online and fly for this advertised €15.99 fare on these seat sale flights. These seats can only be booked until midnight (24:00hrs) Mon (28 May) and are sure to be snapped up fast so we urge passengers to book them on www.ryanair.com before they sell out.”
Dundalk IT students Damien Farrelly, Colm McKenna, Christopher Hall, Niall McCabe, Paul McIntyre, Michael McGarry and John Marren, who took part in the Ryanair Football Challenge at Dublin Airport, pictured with Ryanair staff Maria Macken, Michelle Lowe and Teresa Schneider.