Stobart collapse was due to the ‘most restrictive travel policies in Europe’

Aer Lingus boss to tell transport committee that Ireland’s travel restrictions represented a ‘critical risk’ to jobs and connectivity

22nd June, 2021
Stobart collapse was due to the ‘most restrictive travel policies in Europe’
Lynne Embleton, the Aer Lingus chief executive, said that aviation figures have ‘consistently warned’ that Ireland’s travel restrictions could lead to job losses

The collapse of Stobart Air was caused by “the most restrictive travel policies in Europe” and a lack of state supports for the aviation industry, according to Lynne Embleon, the chief executive of Aer Lingus.

Embleton will today appear in front of the Oireachtas transport to discuss issues facing the aviation industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a submission to the committee, Embleton wrote that aviation figures have “consistently warned”...

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