The Irish budget pilot Ryanair expects to be able to carry fewer passengers next summer due to a delay in the delivery of Boeing aircraft. Due to the slowdown in growth, Ryanair is closing flight bases in Nuremberg, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden.
Ryanair is experiencing problems due to problems at aircraft maker Boeing. The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft have been on the ground since March last year after two fatal aircraft crashes with the aircraft. As a result, the aircraft may no longer be supplied until the US aviation authority approves the aircraft.
As a result, the budget pilot expects to welcome only ten new 737 models for the summer of 2020, half less than expected. As a result, Ryanair expects to transport 156 million passengers in the next financial year, one million fewer than previously predicted.
Due to the lower forecast, Ryanair will close the flight bases in Nuremberg and Stockholm next year. In addition, Ryanair will reduce the range of summer flights on other bases. Possibly this will result in job cuts.
"We will continue to work with Boeing, our employees, trade unions and the affected flight bases to cut down as few flights as possible and to keep as many jobs as possible," writes Ryanair CFO Eddie Wilson.