Ryanair has today (26 May) confirmed its plans to operate 40 per cent of its normal July flight schedule as travel restrictions across Europe begin to lift. 

    The low-cost carrier welcomes Spain’s announcement on the weekend that it would remove travel and visitor restrictions from 1 July, which mirrors earlier plans announced by Italy, Cyprus, Greece, and Portugal to reopen their hotels and beaches for the key July-August family holiday season.

    The low-cost carrier will be offering up to 1,000 daily flights from countries across northern Europe, including Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Holland, Germany to the key holiday airports of Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus, from the start of July.

    Ryanair has also launched a seat sale for travel in July and August with fares starting from €29.99 one way. This offer is available until midnight Thursday 28 May.

    Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson said: “After four months of lockdown, we welcome these moves by Governments in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus to open their borders, remove travel restrictions and scrap ineffective quarantines.

    “Irish and British families, who have been subject to lockdown for the last 10 weeks, can now look forward to booking their much-needed family holiday to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and other Mediterranean destinations, for July & Aug before the schools return in Sept.

    “Ryanair will be offering up to 1,000 daily flights from 1 July, and we have a range of low fare seat sales, perfect for that summer getaway, which we know many parents and their kids will be looking forward to as we move out of lockdown and into the school holidays.

    “All Ryanair flights will operate with new health guidelines in place, which will require all passengers (and Ryanair crews) to wear face masks at all times in the airport terminals and on board our aircraft, in compliance with EU guidelines.

    “We look forward to welcoming millions of Ryanair passengers and their families back on board, and flying them on holiday as Europe’s economies begin to recover from these difficult recent lockdowns, which have been so successful in reversing the spread of the Covid-19 virus.”

    Visit ryanair.com for more information.