Consumer authority fines Ryanair over consumer protection rules

Ryanair has been fined €370,000 for violating its online booking system.

The Netherlands Consumer Authority imposed the penalty, after it said the carrier offered airfares on its website that did not include all "foreseeable and unavoidable" costs, such as fees and surcharges.

It said that in most cases, consumers paid considerably more than the airfares that were initially displayed on Ryanair’s website.

It said this is in violation of consumer protection regulations.

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