The company's director of Human Resources, Darrell Hughes, told the Spanish agency Efe that Ryanair “has been doing better than other airlines” and has had its crews prepared since last year, so it is not having problems with a shortage of personnel for the summer of 2022.

According to Hughes, some airlines were forced to reduce their capacity not only because of problems at airports, due to the lack of manpower in areas such as security controls, but above all because of difficulties in getting their workers back after two years of pandemic.

The Irish low-cost airline maintains its forecast of carrying 165 million passengers across its network in the current fiscal year (April 2022 to March 2023), 18% up from 140 million in 2019.

Price increases

The company expects a slight rise in prices during the summer, between the months of July and September, due to the increase in fuel prices, although, as Hughes recalled, its impact is smaller in the case of Ryanair, which has insured around 80% of fuel at a lower price until March 2023.