Ryanair, easyJet & Wizz Air: Budget airlines plan to add more flights for holidaymakers

Airline have struggled this year due to the catastrophic impact of the coronavirus on the travel and tourism sector. But now, there seems to be some hope on the horizon for travel industries as more people look to travel overseas. Today, popular airline easyJet announced it will be adding more flights after it experienced a surge in demand.

Other budget airline such as Ryanair and Wizz Air are also planning to add more flights to their schedules.

Here’s everything you need to know.


The budget airline announced plans to return more of its fleet to the skies today in a welcome move for Britons.

The Government’s recent removal of Spain from its “air bridge” list was a shock to airlines and keen travellers.

But despite the move, easyJet said sales were “performing well”.

Chief Executive Officer of easyJet Johan Lundgren said: “Returning to the skies again allows us to do what we do best and take our customers on much-needed holidays.

“I am really encouraged that we have seen higher than expected levels of demand with load factor of 84 percent in July with destinations like Faro and Nice remaining popular with customers.”

He added: “This increased flying will allow us to connect even more customers to family or friends and to take the breaks they have worked hard for.”

From July to September, it has expanded its flights to 40 percent of normal capacity.

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Ryanair is currently flying at 40 percent of tis standard capacity.

But it plans to increase this figure to 60 percent this month.

It is then “hopefully” planning for the figures to rise to 70 percent in September.

The airline unfortunately saw its traffic fall 70 percent to 4.4 million passengers in July.

However, in July the airline did extend the removal of its flights change fee for all its new September bookings.

Customers who book to travel in September will be able to move their flights with no change fee to travel until December 31.

Wizz Air

Wizz Air began flights back in May and is now flying at around 70 percent of its normal capacity.

The airline plans to be at 80 percent by the end of the year.

Across Europe, air traffic is lower than last year at about 40 percent compared to 2019.

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