Ryanair flights to Europe resume today with reduced capacity

Thousands of crew members and airport support teams returning to work as carrier ramps up flight schedule.

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Many Ryanair flights from Scotland to Europe resume today as the airliner returns to a more regular schedule with 40% of its usual capacity for the peak summer month.

Thousands of Ryanair crew members and airport support teams are returning to work following a three-and-a-half-month shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ryanair says it will operate more than 1,000 daily flights across 200 European airports, restoring almost 90% of its pre-Covid-19 route network, albeit with lower frequencies and lower fares.

New health measures are in place for passengers including mandatory face coverings, fewer checked bags, cashless inflight services and improved hygiene procedures.

Ryanair Group’s CEO Michael O’Leary said: “We expect in July to carry more than 4.5 million customers, many of them families taking well earned Mediterranean holidays after the severe challenges of the Covid-19 lockdown, homeschooling, etc.

“These 1,000 daily flights mark an important turning point for Ryanair and for the tourism industry of Europe, which supports so many jobs and small businesses.”

Mr O’Leary also said Ryanair welcomed this week’s decision by the UK Government to replace “its failed ‘form filling’ quarantine with air bridges to most of Europe”.

In a bid to boost passenger numbers, Ryanair is releasing 500,000 seats on sale from €19.99 one-way for travel in late August and September.

Ryanair flights from Scotland to Europe:


Spain – Alicante and Malaga
Belgium – Brussels
Ireland – Dublin
Poland – Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw

Glasgow Prestwick:

Italy – Pisa and Rome
Poland – Bydgoszcz
Portugal – Faro
Spain – Alicante, Barcelona, Girona, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga, Murcia International, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife South


Austria – Vienna
Belgium – Brussels
Bulgaria – Sofia
Czech Republic – Prague
Denmark – Billund and Copenhagen
Estonia – Tallinn
France – Beziers, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, Marseilles, Nantes, Toulouse
Germany – Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Karlsruhe and Memmingen
Greece – Corfu
Hungary – Budapest
Ireland – Dublin
Italy – Bari, Bologna, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Pisa, Rome and Venice
Latvia – Riga
Lithuania – Kaunas
Luxembourg – Luxembourg
Malta – Malta
Netherlands – Eindhoven
Poland – Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Poznan, Warsaw, Modlin and Wroclaw
Portugal – Faro, Lisbon and Porto
Romania – Bucharest
Slovakia – Bratislava
Spain – Alicante, Barcelon, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santander, Seville, Tenerife and SouthValencia
Sweden – Gothenburg and Stockholm


Malta – Malta
Portugal – Fara
Spain – Malaga and Alicante

EasyJet is also running around 500 flights each day across Europe, including more than 900 a week to and from the UK.

It restarted a small number of flights on June 15 after all its aircraft were grounded in March.

British Airways has said it will make a “meaningful return” to service this month.

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