Ryanair axes routes and three bases
RYANAIR is to cut more than one in three of its flight routes this winter amid coronavirus travel restrictions across Europe.
The airline announced it will only maintain up to 65% of its network between November and March.
It will close its bases in Cork and Shannon in Ireland, and Toulouse in France during the period.
Routes that survive will have less frequent flights.
Ryanair said demand for flights has been “heavily curtailed” to and from the UK, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Portugal and most of central Europe.
Group chief executive Michael O’Leary said the focus is on “minimising job losses”, claiming: “These cuts have been forced by government mismanagement of EU air travel.”
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