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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