He said: “At the Ryanair Group Airlines, we are doing everything we can to meet the challenge posed by the Covid-19 outbreak, which has over the last week caused extraordinary and unprecedented travel restrictions to be imposed by National Governments, in many cases with minimal or zero notice.
“We are communicating with all affected passengers by email and SMS, and we are organising rescue flights to repatriate customers, even in those countries where travel bans have been imposed.
He added: “Ryanair is taking all actions necessary to cut operating expenses, and improve cash flows at each of our airlines.
“Ryanair is a resilient airline group, with a very strong balance sheet, and substantial cash liquidity, and we can, and will, with appropriate and timely action, survive through a prolonged period of reduced or even zero flight schedules, so that we are adequately prepared for the return to normality, which will come about sooner rather than later as EU Governments take unprecedented action to restrict the spread of Covid-19.”
One facebook user commented
“They said I could change my flight to fly back sooner but it wouldn’t go through. No other contact from them so have had to pay for another flight to Stanstead when I originally set off from Gatwick so Ryanair you are not doing what you report to help get tourists back home“