Lucinda Creighton: Allowing aviation to collapse will clip all our wings

Urgent action is needed now as there will be little point in complaining about scaled back routes and increased flight prices when travel begins again

‘In a few months’ time, when citizens are vaccinated and life starts to resume, the reality of this decimation will hit home.’ Picture: Getty

It is remarkable how little serious political attention has been given to the industry most affected by the pandemic – that of aviation.

Many industries and individual businesses have been sacrificed in the drive to control the spread and impact of the virus, but none is likely to suffer such long-term damage as the aviation industry. Much of that damage is likely to be irreversible, or at the very least will take many years to ...