Ryanair says it is ready to press ahead with its plans to restore 40% of its normal July flight schedule from 1 July now that several European have confirmed plans to reopen to international flights and visitors.
The budget carrier has welcomed Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez’s commitment to reopening to overseas tourism from the start of July, with chief executive Eddie Wilson claiming Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal and now Spain are "open for holidays".
Wilson said Ryanair would be offering daily flights from countries across northern Europe, including the UK and Ireland, to holiday hotspots to serve any demand for the July and August family holiday season.
“After four months of lockdown, we welcome these moves by governments in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Spain and Cyprus to open their borders, remove travel restrictions and scrap ineffective quarantines," said Wilson.
"British and Irish families, who have been subject to lockdown for the last 10 weeks, can now look forward to booking their much needed family holiday to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and other Mediterranean destinations, for July and Aug before the schools return in September."