October 02, 2008

Ryanair stunned by Spanish court decision

Ryanair was last night stunned to hear a Spanish court backed Rumbo, a Spanish online travel agent, against its policy of only accepting flight bookings from its own website.

Yesterday, a court in Madrid sided with Spanish online travel website Rumbo, who in August applied for an injunction to prevent the low-cost carrier from going ahead with its plans to cancel flight bookings made through third-party websites.

Madrid's Mercantile Court No 1 granted Rumbo's application and has banned Ryanair from cancelling tickets booked by passengers through the Spanish website.

The ruling also asks Ryanair to remove its 'screenscraper' warning from its website and to refrain from making statements discrediting other websites.

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