Ryanair was planning to operate 70% of its schedule, instead, the airline will reduce flight capacity by 20% in September


Ryanair is reducing flight capacity by 20% in September and October due to a notable weakening of bookings over the last ten days.

The airline claimed the reduction in demand is due to uncertainty over the levels of coronavirus cases in some EU countries.

“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 2 months,” a spokesperson said.

The company said the frequency of flights on routes would be reduced in most cases, rather than routes being closed completely.