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Ryanair to offer 500 routes from UK this summer

Ryanair to offer 500 routes from UK this summer

Ryanair will be offering over 500 routes from the UK as part of its summer schedule.

A Manchester to Faro service marked the first of post-lockdown flight out of the UK by the low-cost carrier on June 21st, and following the easing of travel restrictions by government, British holidaymakers can now visit Spain, Italy or Greece.

It has never been cheaper to fly during the peak summer months.

Ryanair spokesman, Dara Brady, said: “Following the lifting of travel restrictions, British holidaymakers can now look forward to planning a well-deserved summer getaway on the lowest fares and with the new health measures that Ryanair has rolled out to protect the health and well-being of its people as it ramps up operations this summer.”


At the same time, Unite has secured an agreement with Ryanair which will result in no job losses among cabin crew at the airline.


The union hailed the airline’s “constructive” approach to discussions.

In May, Ryanair announced it was planning to cut 3,000 jobs across its European operation as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since that announcement, Unite has been in talks with the airline to ensure that job losses and the potential closure of bases in the UK were averted.

As part of the negotiations, the union agreed workers will have a temporary tiered pay cut.

The deal will see the lowest paid workers take a five per cent pay cut, while the highest paid will take a ten per cent cut.

The pay cuts will be returned in two tranches, in 2023 and 2024.

Unite assistant general secretary, Diana Holland, said: “Unite has been contending with an incredibly difficult set of circumstances in the aviation sector.

“The agreement with Ryanair shows that the company has taken a more constructive and less damaging approach to dealing with the issues than many of its competitor airlines.”

A similar deal was signed by pilots earlier this month.