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Ryanair holds one million £8 seat sale for gap year travel

Hostel-staying backpackers making their gap year travel plans may be interested to learn that Ryanair is offering one million seats for £8 each.

The promotion was launched yesterday (17th August 2009) and will continue until 24:00 (BST) on 20th August 2009 on the airline's website.

Routes covered by the offer fly to some 500 European destinations and the amount is inclusive of tax and charges.

Travel is for dates from the end of September through to October and November, but they will need to be booked now.

Stephen McNamara, from the airline, commented: "Ryanair provides Europe's lowest fares and a no fuel surcharge guarantee.

"We continue to grow traffic rapidly thanks to our low fares and our on-time performance across our 900 routes and we release one million £8 seats for travel on over 500 European destinations in late September, October and November."

In other news, Ryanair announced that Leeds Bradford is to become its 34th base, making it the airline's 11th UK base airport.

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