Saturday November 28, 2020

We need a common system of pre-flight testing in Europe

Analysis: The EU traffic light system does not go far enough, and what the aviation industry, tourism and the wider economy needs is a fast, low-cost testing option to get people moving again

8th November, 2020
Air travel has collapsed not just because of the pandemic, but also due to government policy

Dublin and Cork airports are at the heart of an aviation eco-system that is vital to the Irish economy.

The aviation sector supports 140,000 jobs and generates €8.9 billion in GDP annually. And the entire sector is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis due to the impact of Covid-19. Understandably, much of the focus is on large firms such as Ryanair, Aer Lingus and DAA, but the tourism jobs that Irish aviation underpins are...

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