Ryanair to cut third of routes and close Cork and Shannon bases

Ryanair is to axe more than one in three of its flight routes this winter due to low demand amid coronavirus travel restrictions across Europe.

The budget airline announced that it will only maintain up to 65% of its route network between November and March.

It will close its bases in Cork and Shannon, both in Ireland, and Toulouse in France during the five-month period.

Routes that do survive will be served with a lower frequency of flights than normal.