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Ryanair Pilots Told to Fly Slower to Save Fuel


Ryanair has seen a decline in profits lately, so the budget airline is turning to increasingly desperate measures to save costs. The European airline’s newest idea? Have their pilots fly slower, to save money on fuel.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the recommended reduced speeds will only add around two minutes to every hour in the air.

Ryanair’s chief financial officer, told the Financial Times: “We’re flying slightly slower, but what we’re seeing is we’re burning less fuel. Fuel is our single biggest cost, so we have a proportionally bigger problem than everybody else from these higher fuel prices.”

Would you take a cheaper flight if it was slightly slower? Tell us why or why not in the comments!

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