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Ryanair to reduce capacity in the coming months

Ryanair to reduce capacity in the coming months

Ryanair has said it will reduce its flight capacity by 20% in September and October after forward bookings “notably weakened” in recent days.

The budget airline has reported a drop-off in flight bookings over the past ten days driven by “uncertainty over recent Covid case rates in some EU countries”.

It said the cuts will reduce the frequency of flights from countries such as Spain, France and Sweden, after travel restrictions increased due to rising Covid-19 case rates.

A Ryanair spokesman said: “These capacity cuts and frequency reductions for the months of September and October are unavoidable given the recent weakness in forward bookings due to Covid restrictions in a number of EU countries.

“Any affected passengers in September received email notification today advising them of their options.

“Similar communications will be issued to the small number of affected passengers in October later today.

“Over the past two weeks as a number of EU countries have raised travel restrictions, forward bookings especially for business travel into September and October have been negatively affected, and it makes sense to reduce frequencies so that we tailor our capacity to demand over the next two months.”

Published: 17/08/2020 by Radio NewsHub

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