Ryanair (FR/RYR) has said it is adding more routes to its currently limited flight schedule from London Stansted (STN/EGSS) during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
From the 15th May, the budget airline will start 3-flights weekly services to Bucharest, Sofia and a daily service to Porto.
Ryanair’s Alejandra Ruiz said: “We are pleased to add these routes connecting London Stansted with Bucharest & Sofia (3 pw) and Porto (daily) as we work with EU Governments to try to keep some minimum flight links open for emergency reasons, even though the passenger loads on these flights is very low.
“Our current limited schedule continues to maintain vital links across Europe to facilitate our passengers and their families to deal with emergencies that may require urgent travel over the coming days and weeks.
“All the aircraft are disinfected daily and we ask all passengers to cooperate fully with our crews who are doing their best in difficult times.
“At this time, we expect scheduled flights to return sometime in July. We support the action taken by EU Governments to combat the virus, and we now hope there is a coordinated plan to lift travel restrictions when Europe is ready to return flying once COVID-19 is defeated, which will hopefully be sooner rather than later. Until then let’s all take care of ourselves, each other, our families and our communities.“
Ryanair is still operating from Dublin to most UK airports and also from London Stansted to Eindhoven, Cork, Berlin and Budapest but is working with EU Governments to maintain minimum flight links where possible.