Ryanair warns they may be forced to ground all flights due to coronavirus – The Sun

RYANAIR warns that they may be forced to ground all of their flights as Europe becomes the "coronavirus epicentre".

The airline added that 80 per cent of seat capacity could be cut in April and May, as the pandemic continues to spread across Europe.

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Ryanair said in a statement: "For April and May, Ryanair now expects to reduce its seat capacity by up to 80%, and a full grounding of the fleet cannot be ruled out.

"Ryanair expects the result of these restrictions will be the grounding of the majority of its aircraft fleet across Europe over the next 7 to 10 days.

"In those countries where the fleet is not grounded, social distancing restrictions may make flying to all intents and purposes, impractical, if not, impossible."

The low-cost airline has already reduced a number of flights due to new travel restrictions across Europe.

Poland and Norway have banned all flights while countries including Spain and France have gone into lockdown.

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said they were doing "everything they can" to fight the effects of coronavirus.

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