'Highly likely' that Ryanair will close Cork winter base

'Highly likely' that Ryanair will close Cork winter base

Ryanair Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary told RTE News it is “highly likely” that the company will close its winter base at Cork Airport.

Ryanair Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary has said it is “highly likely” that the company will close its winter base at Cork Airport, it is being reported. 

In an interview with RTÉ News, the Ryanair Group chief said that while a final decision will not be made on the matter until the end of the month, that it is "highly likely" the company will close its winter bases in both Cork and Shannon.

The comments were made to RTÉ News after the airline's AGM in Dublin.

Earlier this week, Cork Airport held a “crisis meeting” for Oireachtas members to discuss the impact that of the Covid-19 pandemic on its aviation business and the challenges being faced by the Airport.

Passenger numbers have plummeted at the airport in recent months and the Airport is forecasting a €23 Million loss in revenues by year-end. 

Grave concerns have also been voiced in recent weeks that thousands of jobs could be at risk in the Cork region as a result of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Cork Airport.

The Echo has contacted Ryanair for comment. 

More to follow. 

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