Ryanair has announced cuts in its winter schedule due to delays in the delivery of Boeing aircraft, but Europe's largest airline by number of passengers said its forecast for year-round traffic was "not affected" for now.

In a statement, Ryanair said it expected the delivery of 27 planes between September and December.

But due to production delays at Spirit's fuselage plant in Wichita, Kansas, coupled with delays in Boeing repair and delivery in Seattle, now expect to receive only 14 aircraft during the three-month period.

The cancellations will take effect from the end of October and will be notified to all affected passengers by e-mail in the coming days, Ryanair said.

"At this early stage, we do not expect these delivery delays to materially impact our year-round traffic target of 183.5 million," the group's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, said in a statement.

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"But if delays deepen or persist in the January-March 2024 period, we may need to revise that figure and possibly adjust it slightly downwards," he added.


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