Chief executives of Ryanair and Wizz Air said on Thursday 1 December the budget airlines are set for strong bookings in the next few months as travellers prepare to fly freely for the first time in three years over Christmas since the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Christmas is very strong. At the moment, Christmas bookings are running ahead of where they were pre-COVID in 2019 and pricing is ahead by a low double-digit percentage," Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary told reporters.
Earlier this week, he had said that the winter for Ryanair was "amazing".
Separate Statement By Wizz Air CEO
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Separately, Wizz Air CEO Jozsef Varadi told a conference in Gibraltar that bookings at Wizz Air were intact for the next three months.