Ryanair has said most of its flights will be grounded from midnight on March 24th. The only exceptions to this will be flights required to maintain ‘essential connectivity’; most of these will be between UK and Ireland.
Between midnight tonight and March 24th, Ryanair Group will cut its schedules by more than 80%.
“All affected customers will receive an email to advise them of their options and we kindly ask customers not to call us as our call centres are overloaded dealing with customer queries,” Ryanair said in a statement.
Ryanair says they are taking these steps due to restrictions being put in place by governments around Europe due to the Coronavirus, causing disruptions. The airline also announced they may operate rescue flights to support repatriation and they will update their Travel Advisory page when there are any new updates.
The airline announced March 16th that it would halt share buybacks, defer all capital and discretionary spending and freeze recruitment to help preserve cash in the current pandemic.