Ryanair has updated its flight change fee waiver policy to encourage summer flight bookings.

The airline is extending its zero flight change fee for all customers who book before June 30, 2021, allowing passengers to book a trip this summer with the option of moving travel dates twice if they need to change or postpone plans. This policy will run until October 31, 2021.

According to the policy, flight changes must take place at least seven days before the original scheduled departure dates – any changes made within seven days will be subject to the standard flight change fee. Additionally, any fare or product price difference may apply.

Dara Brady, Ryanair’s Marketing Director, said:

“The acceleration of the vaccine rollout programmes will see the high-risk/elderly groups vaccinated by the start of summer, which we believe will lead to an easing of travel restrictions and an increase of travel demand to the beaches of Greece, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

“Many Ryanair customers will be taking their first holiday in over a year this summer, and to continue to provide as much flexibility and assurance as possible, we have extended our € zero flight change fee for all bookings made before 30th June.”

To further prepare for the return of international travel, the carrier recently launched a new ‘Travel Wallet’ section of its mobile app, allowing customers to upload negative Covid-19 results and vaccination certificates.

The airline has also announced plans to add three new Greek routes from London Stansted this summer, as well as increasing frequencies on existing services.