Ryanair expects to operate no flights in April and May
The Dublin-based low-cost carrier Ryanair released an update on its flight services in the short-term period.
Ryanair expects most of its flights to be grounded onwards from March 24, 2020. The group has offered its aircraft to “all European Union governments” for rescue and essential flights to move medicine and protective equipment.
However, the message also highlighted the fact that following China’s experience, the group does not expect to operate any commercial flights in April and in May 2020, depending on government-imposed travel restrictions.
On March 23, 2020, Ryanair Transnational Pilot Group (RTPG), representing unionized Ryanair pilots, released a public letter pleading Ryanair’s management to discuss the current crisis pressing the whole aviation industry. The union, which called “for a united and socially responsible” answer to the current situation, also outlined several solutions, including the avoidance of lay-offs in the long-term.
In the latest message, the low-cost carrier stated it would do “everything it can“ to keep its aircraft, crew and engineers operational so that “when Europe defeats this COVID-19 pandemic” the group would be prepared to return to service immediately.
Another government bailout for South African Airways?
The South African government is ready to inject more cash into South African Airways, a leaked draft plan revealed. $1.8...
Cost of the crisis? Lufthansa burning $896 million per month
Despite its best efforts to reduce costs, Lufthansa is still on a pretty impressive cash-burning campaign, as it announc...
Qatar CEO advises Airbus & Boeing to defer aircraft deliveries
As Qatar Airways is negotiating deferrals of aircraft orders with Airbus and Boeing, the airline’s CEO Akbar Al Ba...
Last bark: Delta retires MD-88s and MD-90s “Mad Dogs”
June 2, 2020, will mark the date that the last Mad Dogs barked in Delta Air Lines' fleet, as the airline is set to r...
Two final bidders picked for Virgin Australia takeover
Virgin Australia administrators announced that two potential buyers remain to compete for the airline takeover, after it...