Ryanair chief optimistic of bounce back in air passenger numbers in 2021. | UK |

Budget airlines Ryanair has expressed its hopes that air passenger numbers would go back to regular ranges by next summer. CEO Michael O’Leary expressed his optimism that passenger volumes should reach 75-80 percent of pre-Covid levels in 2021. O’Leary also expressed optimism about a Covid vaccine roll-out before the peak summer season in 2021.

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