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Ryanair sports ticketing takes off

Ryanair is to begin selling football tickets through its partnership with ticketing agency Coras in the coming weeks.

The Irish budget airline has revealed that it has now begun selling tickets for games in the top football leagues in Spain and France. Tickets for rugby matches, other football leagues, and different sports will be added in 2019.

Tickets are now available for La Liga games featuring, Atlético Madrid, Espanyol and Málaga, as well as Toulouse FC in France’s Ligue 1.

Ryanair’s director of ancillary, Greg O’Gorman, said: “We’re pleased to partner with Coras to add more events to our Ryanair Tickets service, offering customers the opportunity to purchase tickets to some of the top European sporting events.

“Customers benefit from very competitive prices as an easy add-on within their ‘My Ryanair’ account.”

Ryanair announced the launch of its new Ryanair Tickets feature in November, in which customers will be able to buy tickets for theatre, music and sporting events across Europe on the website. 

Customers can purchase tickets for all events in seven languages, which are English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese and Polish, as well as in three currencies – the Euro, Sterling and Zloty.

Mark McLaughlin, chief executive of Coras, said: “Travel plans increasingly start with the purchase of an event ticket, whether it be for a football match or for a favourite music artist. Ryanair Tickets offers customers a more convenient and personalised experience to purchase the best event tickets across Europe.

“Starting with La Liga and Ligue 1 tickets, Ryanair customers can now buy tickets to enjoy games at Europe’s most iconic stadiums, with more teams and sports to be added in 2019.”