BrianDromey wrote:OA260 wrote:Ryanair ups annual traffic forecast as summer bookings surge
As we were saying upthread. Volumes are down but yield/fares are lagging even further behind. This probably explains why EI and others are more cautious with adding back capacity. IATA expect W21/22 to be at 20% of 2019 capacity.
Ryanair and Wizz are especially aggressive in adding capacity, but with dozens of NEOs and Gamechangers being delivered they really need to get into as many markets as possible and hope some
Of them work or aren’t stifled by the unpredictable pattern of the pandemic and even less predictable restrictions.
Indeed EI are being very cautious they have just started to do some more cancelations and adjustments to the IRL-UK routes.
BHD - LHR EI 932/5 will not operate on a Saturday and EI 936/7 will not operate on a Monday until 12/9.
DUB-LHR and DUB - LGW see quite a lot of the roations axed and the same with ORK - LHR - ORK. Judging by the loads of my recent flights that seems to be a sensible move. I doubt we will get back to the hourly LHR shuttle service for a long time yet.