Ryanair warns of lay-offs over coronavirus outbreak

Ryanair warns of lay-offs over coronavirus outbreak

Ryanair's Irish pilots will receive only half of their salaries for the next two months, including government subsidies.

It also says it cannot rule out extended lay-offs or job losses beyond May as most of its fleet remains grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a memo to staff, Director of Operations, Neal McMahon, said the company will pay wages for April and May with a contribution from the government's Covid-19 support scheme.

With uncertainty over a full return to service after May, he added that further measures, including possible job losses, may have to be taken to protect the future of the airline.

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