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Ryanair boss O'Leary says the era of €10 flights is over

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    The airline's average fare would rise from around €40 last year to roughly €50 over the next five years, he told the BBC. Ryanair boss O'Leary says the era of €10 flights is over
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Chief executive Michael O'Leary says the era of the €10 ticket is over.

Ryanair won't be offering flights at rock bottom prices any more thanks to the soaring cost of fuel, the budget airline's boss has admitted.

Chief executive Michael O'Leary says the era of the €10 ticket is over.

The airline's average fare would rise from around €40 last year to roughly €50 over the next five years, he told the BBC.

But he says he believes people will continue to fly frequently, despite the rising cost of living.

"There's no doubt that at the lower end of the marketplace, our really cheap promotional fares - the one euro fares, the €0.99 fares, even the €9.99 fares - I think you will not see those fares for the next number of years," Mr O'Leary told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

The rise in fuel costs that is pushing up air fares, is also raising household energy bills, eating into people's disposable incomes. But the airline boss said, despite that, he expects customers to seek out lower-cost options rather than cut back on flights.