Ryanair vs. Easyjet Price Comparison

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Ticket Price Comparison of Ryanair & Easyjet in the European Market
Ron D’Alli
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University The European Airline industry’s growth dramatically changed after deregulation phased into the European market. Prior to deregulation, bilateral agreements between host countries in Europe existed, and typically each country had a national airline (Airline Operations & Management, 2014). The industry stagnated and costs were very high for air travel. Deregulation in Europe was phased in beginning in 1987, and concluded in 1993 (Airline Operations &Management, 2014). After deregulation, airlines were able to operate routes without restrictions, and pricing for tickets was not controlled. Similar to the U.S.,
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The lowest price will be selected, and departure and arrival times will be held as close as possible.

Method
The pricing data for this research was conducted by going directly to each airlines website. Ryanair.com, and Easyjet.com. The travel dates were held to Oct 13, as the outbound and Oct 17, as the return with one exception. On October 17, in the Palma market, Ryanair flights were sold out, so October 18 was selected as the return date. The data was collected using a personal laptop computer, and travel was booked more than one week in advance. The ideal traveler for this study is a business traveler flying out on a Monday and returning on Friday, either early morning or later in the day based on scheduled meetings. Data
Fare Comparison Ryanair vs. Easyjet

Destination
Dates of Travel
Ryanair
Easyjet
Munich, Ger
10/13-17/2014
223.98 GBP
222.36 GBP
Palma, Spain
10/13-18/2014
154.98 GBP
127.00 GBP
Rome /Ciamp
10/13-17/2014
205.98 GBP
(Secondary Airport)
Naples, Italy
10/13-17/2014

188.08 GBP
Prague
10/13-17/2017
179.98 GBP
174.96 GBP
Denmark (Aarhus)
10/13-17/2017
189.98 GBP
(Secondary Airport)
Denmark (Copenhagen)
10/13-17/2017

135.00 GBP
Notes:
1) All flights originated from London Stansted

2) No insurance was purchased

3) Paid for 1 checked 20kg bag

4) Paid for reserve seating

5) Paid with debit card

Source: Ryanair & Easyjet

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