Ryanair has reported a full-year lack of €815 million for monetary 2020 because the Covid-19 pandemic took an enormous toll on the airline business.
The determine compares to a revenue of €1 billion within the earlier 12 months, and is the biggest annual loss ever reported by the low-cost service.
The Irish airline carried simply 27.5 million passengers final 12 months, down 81 per cent from the 149 million in monetary 2019.
Income on the service fell by 81 per cent, to €1.64 billion, over the 12 months.
Because of the large reductions in site visitors and plane supply delays, the group additionally recorded a further €200 million ineffectiveness cost on gasoline and forex hedges in 2021.
Whereas no steerage was supplied on monetary outcomes for 2022, Ryanair mentioned it was optimistic the worst was now previous.
“As we glance past the Covid-19 disaster, and the profitable completion of vaccination roll outs, the Ryanair Group expects to have a much-improved price base and a really robust stability sheet,” defined a press release.
“We can even profit from a lowered fleet price for the subsequent decade as we take extra deliveries of our Boeing 737 Max plane which can materially enhance revenues with 4 per cent extra seats whereas considerably decreasing unit prices, particularly gasoline.
“It will allow the group to fund decrease fares and capitalise on the various progress and market share alternatives that at the moment are out there throughout Europe, particularly the place competitor airways have considerably minimize capability or failed.”