Following what Ryanair CEO ‘Michael O’Leary’ blames on “mismanagement of EU air travel”, Ryanair will close its bases located in Cork and Shannon for the winter.
The winter capacity of the company is being cut to 40% of what it was last year.
As well as the closure of its Cork and Shannon bases, the airliner is closing its Toulouse base for the winter and is making cuts to its bases in Belgium, Germany, Vienna, Portugal and Spain.
This will result in more unpaid leave and job sharing at its winter bases. Michael O’Leary stated that the job cuts were forced upon the company by the mismanagement of EU air travel during the pandemic.
O’Leary stated, “While we deeply regret these winter schedule cuts, they have been forced upon us by Government mismanagement of EU air travel. Our focus continues to be on maintaining as large a schedule as we can sensibly operate to keep our aircraft, our pilots and our cabin crew current and employed while minimising job losses,”.