Ryanair June traffic falls 97% to 0.4 million guests, BALPA agrees to pay cuts to save pilot jobs

Ryanair Holdings plc released its June traffic statistics as follows:

   2019 2020  Growth
Ryanair Group  14.2m 0.4m -97%
Ryanair  13.6m 0.4m -97%
Lauda  0.6m 0.0m  -100%


Rolling Annual 144.3m 107.2m    (95%) -27%


Ryanair operated just over 2,800 scheduled flights (79,600 budget) in June. Of these 95% of flights arrived on-time.

In other news, Ryanair welcomed BALPA’s acceptance for UK Pilots of a 4-year agreement, which includes a 20% pay reduction restored over 4 years, along with productivity improvements on rosters, flexible working patterns and annual leave to minimize UK Pilot job losses. This agreement gives Ryanair a framework to flex its operation during the Covid-19 crisis and a pathway to recovery when the business returns to normal in the years ahead.

Ryanair welcomes this week’s confirmation that the BALPA agreement was overwhelmingly accepted by 96% of Ryanair’s UK Pilots on a turnout of 90% which demonstrates that Ryanair Pilots are willing to work with the company during the Covid-19 crisis where Ryanair will carry 50% less traffic, at significantly lower fares for the foreseeable future.

Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson said:

 “We welcome this week’s result that 96% of BALPA members have voted in favour of a 4-year agreement on 20% pay cuts and productivity improvements on rosters and flexible working patterns to save the maximum number of UK Pilot jobs.


The strength of this vote demonstrates the commitment from our pilots in the UK to work with Ryanair as we work our way through this crisis over the next number of years”.