Ryanair is reducing capacity by 20% in September and October

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Ryanair plans to reduce its flight capacity by 20% in September and October.

The airline has made the decision after forward bookings "notably weakened" in recent days.

The budget airline has reported a drop-off in flight bookings over the past ten days driven by "uncertainty over recent Covid case rates in some EU countries".

A Ryanair spokesperson said: “These capacity cuts and frequency reductions for the months of September and October are unavoidable given the recent weakness in forward bookings due to Covid restrictions in a number of EU countries.

“Any affected passengers in September received email notification today advising them of their options.

“Similar communications will be issued to the small number of affected passengers in October later today."

The news comes after the British government removed more countries from its travel corridor list.

Quarantine rules have been imposed for all those returning from Spain, France, Holland, Malta, Andorra, Monaco, and Belgium.

Brits will now have to quarantine for two weeks when they return home from the destinations – and they can face hefty fines if they don't comply.

The airline believes has dissuaded some from booking trips, which may be why forward travel has been impacted.

The Ryanair spokesperson added: “Over the past two weeks as a number of EU countries have raised travel restrictions, forward bookings especially for business travel into September and October have been negatively affected, and it makes sense to reduce frequencies so that we tailor our capacity to demand over the next two months.”

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