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Ryanair Accepting Cash Payments in Greece

By Steve Wynne-Jones

Ryanair is allowing customers in Greece to pay with cash at ticket desks in airports, as restrictions have been placed on card transactions.

Many Greek customers have been unable to purchase tickets online with the airline, as capital controls were placed on credit and debit card payments, prohibiting purchases to international accounts.

According to the Irish Times, the impositions placed on card transactions in Greece on Sunday has forced Ryanair to make the change. Ryanair has airports in Greece in Athens, Chania, Corfu, Kalamata, Kefalonia, Kos, Patras, Rhodes, Santorini, Zakynthos and Thessaloniki (pictured).

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"Ryanair has now provided the option for Greeks looking to travel to buy their plane tickets in cash at the Ryanair ticket desk at its airports,” said the airline in a statement.

The ban on payments to accounts outside of the country was put into effect to prevent a collapse of the banking system after the bailout rejection. It has presented a big problem for global companies such as Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook.

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