Ryanair to cease operating flights in April and May

posted on 24th March 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Ryanair to cease operating flights in April and May

Irish budget airline Ryanair has said it doesn’t expect to operate flights in April or May and as a result they will offer their fleet of aircraft to European governments, both for rescue flights of citizens left stranded abroad due to Covid-19 restrictions, and to move vital medicines, personal protective equipment and emergency food supplies.

The experience in China suggests a 3-month period for the spread of the virus to be contained and reduced. We do not expect to operate flights during the months of April and May at this time, but this will clearly depend upon Government advice, and we will in all cases comply with these instructions,” chief executive Michael O’Leary said in a message to customers.

On March 18, Ryanair said it expected to ground most if not all of its flights from March 24 except a very small number mostly between Britain and Ireland.