Ryanair has been working with EU Governments to keep some minimum flight links open for emergency travel reasons, even though passenger loads on these flights are very low at this time.
The UK low-cost airline has extended its limited flight schedule until 23 April.
The airline has stressed it is adhering to stringent health and safety protocols following the global coronavirus outbreak, including disinfecting the aircraft and optimised social distancing measures on board, and asks all passengers to cooperate fully with its crew.
We are working with EU Governments to keep some minimum flight links open for emergency travel reasons – and this limited schedule will be extended until April 23.
— Ryanair (@Ryanair) April 14, 2020
In a statement posted on its website and social media channels, the airline said: “As most EU countries have imposed flight bans or other restrictions, over 99 per cent of Ryanair’s aircraft are grounded for the coming weeks.
“We are working with EU Governments to try to keep some minimum flight links open for emergency reasons, even though the passenger loads on these flights is very low.
“We are today (Tue 14 Apr) extending this limited schedule by a week to Thurs 23 Apr. Ryanair is operating these flights daily or weekly and all details can be found on the www.ryanair.com website.
“All the aircraft are disinfected daily. With low loads, social distancing is being optimised on-board and we ask all passengers to cooperate fully with our crew, who are doing their best in difficult times to maintain vital links to/from Ireland and to/from the UK to facilitate our passengers and their families to deal with emergencies that may require urgent travel over the coming days and weeks.
“At this time we don’t know how long lockdown will last. We fully support the action taken by EU Governments and we are ready to return flying when covid-19 is defeated, which will hopefully be sooner rather than later.”
for full details of Ryanair’s limited flight schedule and for all other queries, visit ryanair.com.