Ryanair closing 2 bases due to Boeing plane grounding

Budget airline Ryanair says it is closing bases in Nuremberg, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden, amid dropping traffic numbers caused by the failure to receive as many Boeing 737 Max airplanes as it had been promised

The company said in a statement Wednesday that it now expects to receive 10 aircraft rather than the 20 previously planned.

As a consequence, the low-cost carrier is predicting passenger traffic will drop from 157 million to 156 million.

The company says it expects to cut summer capacity in a number of other existing bases and is currently “in discussions with our people, our unions, and our affected airports to finalize these minor reductions.’’

The Boeing plane has been grounded globally after two fatal crashes