Ryanair weekend profit up in smoke as volcano causes mass cancellation of flights

Ryanair, the World’s most hated airline, have decided to cancel all flights to/from the UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Northern France, Northern Germany, Poland and the Baltic States until 1300hrs on Mon 19 April.

This advice is based on the current stable weather trends which continue to blow potentially dangerous volcanic ash across the British Isles, Scandinavia and the Northern European coastline.

The eruption of the volcano in Iceland caused the biggest peacetime shutdown of airspace in Europe. Aircraft can’t fly into volcanic ash: rock particles can damage the electrical components and cause engine failure.

Even big-gob Mr O’Leary has been uncharacteristically silent. Analysts reckon Ryanair has lost about €3.5 million on Thursday alone due to canceled flights and another chunk of large change for grounded aircraft today.

Just imagine how much they will lose over the weekend. Brilliant.