Ryanair says all flights could be grounded until at least May

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Ryanair is expecting that most of its flights will be grounded from today – a situation the company thinks could last into May.

In a statement this morning to customers, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said that he expected the company’s flights would be grounded from today onwards.

O’Leary said that the company doesn’t expect to operate any flights in either April or May.

“At this time, no one knows how long this Covid shutdown will last. The experience in China suggests a 3-month period for the spread of the virus to be contained and reduced,” O’Leary said.

“While the immediate future is uncertain, it is important to remember that, like all pandemics, this crisis will pass,” he added.

-Noah Harte