Ryanair could ramp up fares next year as it cuts the number routes due to delay in Boeing 737 Max jets returning to service – The Sun

IT'S bad news for Brits looking for cheap flights in the near future.

Budget airline Ryanair has announced that it will be looking to cut a number of routes and bases from November this year, which means prices for flights could go up from next year.

The cuts come as a direct result of Boeing 737 Max jets being grounded, as it was revealed that the troubled aircraft may not return to service until next year.

In a statement, the airline said: "We are starting a series of discussions with our airports to determine which of Ryanair’s underperforming or loss making bases should suffer these short term cuts and/or closures from November 2019.

"We will also be consulting with our people and our unions in planning and implementing these base cuts and closures, which are directly caused by the B737 MAX delivery delays to the B737 MAX program."

The airline was forced to make the cuts because it was due to receive 58 of the aircraft by next summer, although based on current predictions, it looks like they will only receive 30 now.

Ryanair predicts that it will have five million fewer seats as a result.

At the moment, it's not know which routes will be affected.

Hundreds of Boeing 737 Max planes have been grounded around the world since earlier this due to two crashes that killed hundreds of people.

Ethiopian Airlines experienced problems shortly after take off, leading to the crash which killed 157 people, while 189 people were killed in the Lion Air crash last year.

According to Bloomberg, it costs around $2,000 (£1,577) a month per plane to park them, causing further financial issues for the plane manufacturer.

The news comes as the first photos of a "rebranded" Boeing 737 Max jet carrying the Ryanair logo emerged.

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