Ryanair, the low-cost airline, is banking on the effectiveness of the vaccination programme to allow travel this summer. It is increasing its summer schedule by 20%
Despite the UK government’s possible announcement restricting international travel for U citizens, Ryanair has announced its new summer schedule.
Ryanair will run over 2,300 weekly flights across Europe, including Spain during the summer.
Ryanair CEO excited about summer
Ryanair’s group CEO, Michael O’Leary, said: “The UK Govt has implemented a very successful vaccine rollout programme, and is on track for a re-opening of EU short-haul travel this summer. Ryanair is pleased to offer even more choice and lower fares to our UK customers and their families with over 2,300 weekly flights and 480 routes to choose from, including 26 exciting new holiday connections to Naples, Rhodes, Chania, Alicante and Mallorca among many others.
“UK families can now book a well-earned summer holiday safe in the knowledge that if their plans change for any reason, they can move their travel dates up to two times with a zero-change fee up until the end of October 2021.”
UK roadmap for travel
According to the UK’s roadmap, international travel is set to resume on May 17 at the earliest. However, a surge in Covid-19 cases across Europe may impact this date.
The UK government’s Global Travel Taskforce is set to issue recommendations on the restart of travel from April 5.