Ryanair has outlined plans to allow customers to book connecting services on its website, as well as new initiatives including cashback and travel credits with its My Ryanair programme.

The low-cost carrier says that it will begin by offering connecting flights within its own network, before expanding this to feeder services from “other airlines” later this year.

The exact timescale for the roll out of connecting flights is unclear, although Ryanair posted on its Twitter page that “Connecting flights will be available this month from #RomeFiumicino”.

In December The Sunday Telegraph reported that Ryanair was in talks with Norwegian to provide feeder flights to the carrier’s long-haul transatlantic services, and the Irish airline is also understood to be in discussion with Aer Lingus to provide a similar service.

The plans were confirmed as part of Year 4 of the carrier’s Always Getting Better customer experience programme, with other forthcoming initiatives including:

  • An expanded My Ryanair programme, with “cashback and travel credits from September 2017”
  • Auto check-in for both flights when return seats are booked
  • The selling of flights operated by other airlines via ryanair.com, which the airline claims is “the world’s most visited travel website”
  • Changes to its Plus offering, with new Flexi-Plus, Plus and Family Plus options
  • A new lowest fare finder tool, and enhanced search and booking functionality, as part of the carrier’s aim to be “The Amazon of travel”
  • An Express booking service with pre-saved preferences for three-click bookings
  • The rollout of the carrier’s Ryanair Holidays offering to all markets