Advertisement

News

Ryanair Plans To Cut Up To 3,000 Jobs

Ryanair's planning to cut up to 3-thousand jobs because of the "unprecedented" coronavirus pandemic...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

8:08 AM - 1 May 2020



Ryanair Plans To Cut Up To 3,0...

News

Ryanair Plans To Cut Up To 3,000 Jobs

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

8:08 AM - 1 May 2020



Ryanair's planning to cut up to 3-thousand jobs because of the "unprecedented" coronavirus pandemic - mainly pilot and cabin crew jobs,

The airline says it will also have to resort to unpaid leave, and pay cuts of up to 20%, and the closure of a number of aircraft bases across Europe until traffic recovers.

In a statement, the airline says it expects it to take at least two years to get passenger demand and pricing back to the levels seen last year.

Ryanair says it expects to operate less than 1% of its scheduled flying program in May & June of this year.

Meanwhile, Ryanair has slammed the "unprecedented volumes of state aid" being received by carriers such as Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, Al-italia, SAS and Norwegian.

It claims it will distort the competitive market when flying resumes.

Ryanair says the state aid is a breach of EU rules that will fund many years of below-cost selling.

It plans to challenge the bailouts in the European courts.

The company says it will not request such state aid but Ryanair is however availing of the Wage Subsidy scheme.



Read more about

Covid-19 Jobs Michael O'Leary Ryanair

You might like

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

Up next

Early Breakfast

Early Breakfast

5 AM-7 AM

Share

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show

7 AM-9 AM

Share

Dermot & Dave

Dermot & Dave

9 AM-12 PM

Share

Mairead Ronan

Mairead Ronan

12 PM-2 PM

Share

Fergal D'Arcy

Fergal D'Arcy

2 PM-4:30 PM

Share

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

The Last Word with Matt Cooper

4:30 PM-7 PM

Share

Pamela Joyce

Pamela Joyce

7 PM-10 PM

Share

Ed Smith

Ed Smith

10 PM-12 AM

Share

Overnight

Overnight

12 AM-5 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on