Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that it does not expect to operate flights through April and May due to the impact of the coronavirus.

The airline grounded the majority of its flights from 24 March but has offered aircraft to EU governments in aid of passengers who are stranded or are struggling to come home. Dependent on the governments advice, Ryanair will be suspending connections otherwise.

Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary commented, “As Europe’s borders become congested or closed, it’s vital Ryanair plays its part to keep vital medicines and food supplies moving.”

“At this time, no one knows how long this [COVID-19] shutdown will last. Rest assured that we and the 18,000 aviation professionals in the Ryanair Group of airlines will do everything we can to support our governments, our people, and our customers during these unprecedented times.”

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