Ryanair says it is making "rapid progress" processing customer refunds for flights cancelled owing to coronavirus, and expects to have paid more than 90% of refund requests by the end of July.
Additional staff have been trained to work through the March-June refund backlog since the budget carrier reopened its offices in Dublin last month; all March refund requests have been cleared, as well as 50% of April requests.
The airline expects to process its remaining April refund requests by 15 July, and to have all May and most of June refund requests processed by the end of July.
Its figures include passengers who have accepted travel vouchers and/or free moves onto flights now being operated by Ryanair in July, August and September.
“We are pleased to have made such significant progress over the month of June in eliminating the backlog of cash refunds due to the Covid-19 flight cancellations," said Ryanair chief executive Eddie Wilson.
"More than 90% of passengers who booked directly with Ryanair and who requested a cash refund for travel between March and June will receive their refunds before the end of July."