In reaction to BA’s declaration that it will cancel 8% of its winter schedule (over 10,000 flights) owing to staffing shortages and capacity constraints at “Hopeless Heathrow,” Ryanair added over 1 million low-fare seats to its winter schedules to/from 20 UK airports.
Ryanair now expects its full-year traffic to exceed 166.5 million passengers this year, up from an initial target of 165 million, as it provides more choice, better reliability, and lower fares for its UK customers and their families looking for low-cost city breaks and winter sun in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Greece, and France.
Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said:
“While BA is canceling 8% of their winter schedule due to staff shortages and “Hopeless Heathrow’s” capacity restrictions, Ryanair is now adding more capacity (over 1 million low-fare seats) to our largest ever UK winter schedule so that UK families can book with confidence that they will get to their low-fare city break and winter sun getaways without the risk of flight cancellations and avoiding “Hopeless Heathrow” as well. Ryanair is the UK’s most reliable airline, offering the lowest fares from just £29.99 and the widest choice of destinations to/from its 20 UK airports this winter, including Stansted, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and many more. These additional 1 million low-fare seats can be booked from today on Ryanair.com.”