Ryanair expects to lose 95% of its traffic in February and March, with few if any flights operating from the UK and Ireland, because of the latest Covid lockdowns and travel restrictions.
Ryanair has announced another major traffic cut due to the current wave of pandemics.
It will also significantly affect the Czech Republic: from next week and until the end of January, the Dublin-based airline will offer only one connection, from Prague to Barcelona twice a week.
Routes to London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Malaga, and Milan Bergamo from Prague Airport will stop this week.
“From January 21, we will significantly reduce our traffic from the UK and Ireland until “draconian” restrictions were removed,” the company said in a statement.
Customers hit by the cancellations will be advised by email of entitlements to free moves or refunds, it said.
Ryanair also cut its full-year traffic forecast from currently “below 35 million” to 26-30 million passengers.
Ryanair, which has received stinging criticism from consumer groups for its handling of refunds during the crisis to date, called on the Irish and UK governments to accelerate, what it called, the “slow pace” of vaccine provision to help unlock COVID’s grip on the travel industry.
Rival airlines including British Airways and easyJet are also reviewing their flight schedules.