DUBLIN, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Ryanair will increase
flights to over 60% of its normal schedule throughout August
following what it said on Thursday was a successful resumption
of services at 40% of capacity last month following COVID-19
Europe's biggest budget airline flew 4.4 million passengers
in July, a broadly expected 70% year-on-year fall. It slashed
its target for the financial year to March 2021 to 60 million
passengers last month, from the 80 million forecast in May.
"Since the resumption of our schedule in late June,
passenger numbers have continued to grow," Eddie Wilson, chief
executive of Ryanair's main airline unit, said in a statement,
saying traveller confidence was returning.
(Reporting by Padraic Halpin)