Ryanair has launched its initially “buy one particular, get one particular cost-free” sale in a bid to improve flagging passenger numbers.

Buyers who e-book a flight in advance of midnight on Thursday for vacation up to December fourteen on one,600 routes will get a 2nd ticket at no more expense.

The move follows the airline’s decision to further reduce functions due to coronavirus vacation limits.

Its capacity in October will be 40pc of 2019 ranges, when compared with the 50pc it formerly declared.

Ryanair chief government Michael O’Leary stated demand from customers for future bookings was horrible.

“Into November and December our ahead bookings are running at all over 10pc – that’s about a quarter of exactly where they would commonly be at this time of the year,” he explained to Sky Information.

“We can not rule out work losses but in Ryanair we’re absolutely desperately operating with our individuals to reduce them.”