Ryanair to cut number of flights as Boeing delays deliveries of planes
Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that due to delays from the airline manufacturer Boeing, they might have to cut its flying schedule. They are now expecting to receive around a lakh fewer travelers for the next couple of month. They have put all the blame on Boeing, which delayed the deliveries of newer planes due to a strike at their plants.
Ryanair claims that Boeing has delayed the deliveries of their ordered planes by four months. However, the good news is that the delay will not affect their profit forecasts for the year to March. They are continuing to use their existing fleet to cover flight schedules since October. However, they will not be able to continue using them next year as these planes would soon be out of commission.
The airline company also said that they expect to return to their expected flight timetables by April, as they would have received the new planes by then. Deputy chief executive Michael Cawley said in a statement on these cancelled flight announcement: “We apologize sincerely to all our passengers who may be inconvenienced by these schedule changes, and we look forward to welcoming them on board the new flights … when the new aircraft are delivered and based there during April 2006.â€
The company has announced last month that it expected full-year profits before one-offs to come in at around 200m euros.