Ryanair has announced that it has cut more than 250 jobs in all of its offices in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Poland.
Darrell Hughes, the airline’s airline director, said, “This is a very embarrassing time for Ryanair, our crews and our people who support operations from our offices in Dublin, Stansted, Madrid and Wroclaw.
“While we expect to reopen our offices from June 1, we will not need the same number of support team members in a year of carrying less than 100 million passengers, against an original budget of 155 million.
“Unfortunately, we will now have a small number of compulsory layoffs in Dublin, Stansted, Madrid and Wroclaw to properly size our support teams for a year as we will carry less than 100 million passengers due to the Covid-19 crisis.
“This job loss was communicated to individual team members this week and they will not be returning to work in our Dublin, Stansted, Madrid or Wroclaw offices when they reopen on June 1.
“We will continue to meet our unions of pilots and cabin crew across Europe to complete up to 3,000 jobs and 20% pay cuts as we return to approximately 40% of our regular flight schedules from July.”