Ryanair has begun legal proceedings against two German websites it has accused of offering its flights for sale at higher prices.

Ryanair has taken the proceedings against Ticketpoint, Reisebuero and Billigfluege.

Ryanair claims the German sites are using a process known as ‘screen scraping’ to offer its flights for sale to customers.

It said this is in breach of the terms of use of its website and it claims the German sites are also misrepresenting Ryanair prices.

The airline said they are not passing on a Spanish government discount to customers for Spanish flights and it said they are also applying a service charge and credit card charges to the prices.

The case is due before the High Court again tomorrow week.