Ryanair cuts more than 250 office staff across Europe

FILE PHOTO: Ryanair aircraft parked on the tarmac before the closure of Brussels South Charleroi Airport as airlines suspend flights to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Charleroi, Belgium, March 24, 2020. Picture taken through glass. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair has cut more than 250 staff in offices in Dublin, London, Madrid and Wroclaw, Poland, Europe’s largest low-cost airline said on Friday.

The Irish company is continuing to meet its pilot and cabin crew unions across Europe to finalise up to 3,000 job cuts and 20% pay cuts with further announcements on crew job losses and pay cuts expected before the end of May, it added.

“While we expect to re-open our offices from 1 June next, we will not require the same number of support team members in a year when we will carry less than 100 million passengers, against an original budget of 155 million,” Ryanair’s People Director Darrell Hughes said in a statement.

Reporting by Padraic Halpin; editing by Jason Neely