London — Europe’s biggest budget airline Ryanair posted a 99.6% fall in passenger numbers in April, while smaller low-cost carrier Wizz Air said numbers plunged 97.6%, as the novel coronavirus halted most flying across Europe.

Ryanair said it flew 40,000 passengers in April compared to the 13.5-million it carried in the same month in 2019. It said it expected numbers to stay minimal during May and June due to travel restrictions...

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