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Ryanair: O'Leary blames EU after hub closure

Carrier also reduced the fleet

A Winter without many important hubs: low-cost airline Ryanair has to deal with the drop in traffic and therefore in the number of passengers in this difficult time of health emergency, consequently the closures of bases in Ireland and France became almost mandatory (read also the article published by AVIONEWS). CEO of the Irish company commented on these decisions not without some digs at the European Union. According to Michael O'Leary, capacity has been retrofitted and government-imposed and ever-changing restrictions make air transport management complicated.

Drop in connections during the coldest season of the year was significant, as capacity has gone from 60 to 40% compared to the same period a year ago; the frequencies will also be reduced as it is easy to guess. The fleet will remain downsized even in other European countries, such as Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Austria. O'Leary did not skimp on criticism, Brussels was accused of mishandling air connections and expressly asked governments to adopt the so-called "traffic light system" which makes safe travel possible in nations capable of demonstrating a rate Low Covid-19 (50 per 100 thousand inhabitants).

On the subject read also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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