Ryanair said today it has completed the creation of its Customer Advisory Panel, which aims to advise the airline on how to improve its services.

The advisory panel is made up of seven customers from six European countries - Ireland, the UK, Spain, Poland, Italy and Germany.

Ryanair received over 10,000 applicants from 16 countries across Europe and the seven candidates will travel to Dublin for the first of the Customer Advisory Panel meetings in September.

Future meetings are planned to take place in other major European cities including Madrid, Rome, Berlin and Warsaw.

Flights and hotel accommodation for panel members (and a partner) will be provided and panel members will get the chance to explore Dublin city on their two night trip.

While interest was strong across all markets, the UK had almost a third of applicants, followed by Ireland (20%), Italy (14%), Spain (12%), Germany (9%), France (7%) and Poland (6%).

Ryanair said the input from the panel will help shape its ongoing customer improvements programme, and will re-enforce its commitment to delivering the lowest fares, on-time flights and great customer service.

Ryanair's Director of Marketing & Digital Dara Brady said the panel is a diverse cross-section of Ryanair customers, who are equipped with valuable insights and who possess great energy.