Ryanair winter bookings down 90pc
RYANAIR is predicting a near-collapse of the winter ski season as boss Michael O’Leary warned that bookings have collapsed to a tenth of normal levels.
Mr O’Leary issued a sharp rebuke of Boris Johnson’s resistance to implement a testing regime, accusing the Government of “mismanaging the situation”.
He added: “At the moment
November and December look like they’re booking at around 10pc of our normal volumes.
“And that’s a number that’s repeated across most of the European and the UK airline industry. We have never seen such awkward forward bookings.”
Ryanair has previously criticised the implementation of quarantine measures across Europe, saying they have snuffed out the prospect of any meaningful recovery in air travel this winter.
Speaking on ITV’s Peston last night, Mr O’Leary said: “I mean, the British Government doesn’t have any competence, never mind confidence.
“Boris Johnson promised us world-leading test and tracing and like most of his promises it’s turned out to be vacuous and completely undeliverable.”