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Battle begins for the high fliers

Ryanair is going after business travellers - but how does it compare with Aer Lingus?

7th September, 2014
Ryanair is offering little but speed and flexibility to the business traveller. Picture: Getty

The news that Ryanair is pursuing the business traveller has been met with predictable circumspection.

A handful of anonymous executives told the Financial Times that they didn’t want beer spilled on their suitcases or baggage trolleys crushing their best suits. Ryanair has made clear that its Business Plus isn’t a service for people who want an omelette or a footrest.

It offers speed, flexibility and little else. It eliminates some of...

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