Ryanair turns 30, joins Facebook and launches faces on planes competition

Ryanair turns 30, joins Facebook and launches faces on planes competition

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Ryanair has marked its debut on Facebook and 30th birthday by offering 30 of its customers the chance to have their name and face emblazoned on an aircraft.

The new Ryanair Facebook page will provide competitions and offers and customer service, adding to the budget airline’s growing presence on social media.

The airline recently launched a Twitter account and now has 160,000 followers, has six million views of its YouTube channel and also operates Instagram and LinkedIn accounts, as well as blog, ‘Into The Blue’.

Customers who want to win the chance to have their name and face pictured on one of 30 Ryanair aircraft can enter the competition on the Facebook page.

Entrants can upload their photo and download a CGI video of their own Ryanair aircraft bearing their name and face. The 30 winners will be announced in September.

Head of Communications, Robin Kiely, said: “Ryanair is pleased to launch our first official Facebook account on the very day we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our first flight, as we continue to grow our social media presence.

“We are already the fastest responding airline on Twitter in Europe, while our YouTube videos have been viewed over six million times, and we are growing strongly on Instagram, with further social developments to come.”

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