The European low-cost airline Ryanair will stop operating flights between Kiev-Skavsta (Sweden) and Kiev-Nuremberg (Germany) due to the transition to the summer flight period from March 20, 2020. This is stated in the updated schedule in the company’s reservation system.
As representatives of the air carrier commented on Avianews, this is a necessary measure, as the company does not have enough aircraft to operate flights in the indicated directions during the summer period.
Further delays in the supply of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft led to the low-cost airline again revising its plans to expand the fleet and now expects to receive only 10 aircraft in the summer schedule for 2020, whereas earlier it was assumed that they would be twice as many.
“We regret the closure of these two bases and minor reductions in carrying capacities at other bases, which is fully due to further delays in the supply of our Boeing 737 MAX. We continue to work with Boeing, our staff, unions and affected airports to minimize reductions in carrying capacities and numbers jobs, "said Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson.
Ryanair also lowered the forecast for the number of passengers who will be able to use the services of the company in 2021. So the financial plan, the execution of which will begin on April 1, 2020 and will last until March 31, 2021, provides for the transportation of 156 million passengers instead of 157 million.