Europe’s biggest low-cost airline, Ryanair said Tuesday that it was planning to cut back operations at some airports and abandon some services until December due to the grounding of 737 Max.
“We are starting a series of discussions with our airports to determine which of Ryanair’s underperforming or loss making bases should suffer these short term cuts and/or closures from November 2019,” it said in a statement.
Ryanair has ordered 200 high-capacity version of the 737 plane, known as the Max 200/. and said: “Boeing is hoping that a certification package will be submitted to regulators by September with a return to service shortly thereafter…”
Airline was expected to take delivery of 58 of the 737 Max aircraft by summer 2020, and scheduled flights based on the delivery.
Now. the delay in return to service has forced the airline to cancel flights till December 2019. “We are at the mercy of Boeing and the regulators.”..”This number could rise, or fall further, depending on when the Boeing 737 Max actually returns to flight services,” the company said.