Irish airlines warn job cuts and route closures are coming without plan for summer restart

Ryanair says it may have to deploy aircraft elsewhere in Europe as Aer Lingus warns it could need state support to plug financial hole

9th May, 2021
Irish airlines warn job cuts and route closures are coming without plan for summer restart
Eddie Wilson, chief executive of Ryanair

The Irish aviation industry is facing a second consecutive “lost summer”, airlines have claimed, with warnings of further job losses, the potential need for a state bailout and reduced connectivity between the country and the rest of the world.

Speaking to the Business Post, Eddie Wilson, chief executive of Ryanair, said the aviation industry desperately needed a road map from the government for restarting air travel with Europe this summer.

“The idea that...

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