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 trade.
The determine compares to a revenue of €1 billion within the earlier yr, and is the biggest annual loss ever reported by the low-cost provider.
The Irish airline carried simply 27.5 million passengers final yr, down 81 per cent from the 149 million in monetary 2019.
Income on the provider fell by 81 per cent, to €1.64 billion, over the yr.
Because of the large reductions in site visitors and plane supply delays, the group additionally recorded an extra €200 million ineffectiveness cost on gas and forex hedges in 2021.
Whereas no steerage was provided 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 value base and a really sturdy steadiness sheet,” defined an announcement.
“We may also profit from a diminished fleet value for the following decade as we take extra deliveries of our Boeing 737 Max plane which is able to materially enhance revenues with 4 per cent extra seats whereas considerably lowering unit prices, particularly gas.
“This can allow the group to fund decrease fares and capitalise on the numerous development and market share alternatives that at the moment are obtainable throughout Europe, particularly the place competitor airways have considerably lower capability or failed.”