Ryanair announces scaling-down of some its services and stop flying to certain airports due to Boeing 737 MAX crisis
Ryanair says delays to deliveries of the crisis-hit Boeing 737 MAX means it must scale back some of its services.
The airline said it was identifying loss-making or poorly-performing bases ahead of the looming winter season and summer 2020 for short-term cuts or even closures from November – adding it would consult staff and unions.
“We are starting a series of discussions with our airports to determine which of Ryanair’s underperforming or loss making bases should suffer these short term cuts and/or closures from November 2019,” it said in a statement.
Ryanair had planned its flight schedule based on the delivery of 58 of the 737 Max aircraft by summer 2020. The airline, which can take delivery of up to eight aircraft per month, now expects to receive only 30.
“This number could rise, or fall further, depending on when the Boeing 737 Max actually returns to flight services,” the company said.