Ryanair expects only “minimal’ carryings in June after Covid-19 decimated the carrier last month.

The no-frills airline giant confirmed that passenger numbers deteriorated by 99.5% to just 70,000 over May 2019.

The Irish low cost airline group flew 14.1 million passengers in May last year, including Austrian offshoot Lauda.

But flights were restricted to just 701 rescue and medical services for various EU governments against more than 70,000 originally scheduled for the month.

And the airline warned: “Due to multiple EU government flight bans/restrictions, Ryanair expects minimal traffic in June.”

The monthly traffic update came a week after Ryanair revealed plans to resume 40% of its normal schedule from July to key holiday destinations in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus.