Summer 2021 will be make or break for airlines, including IAG

Government decisions on mandatory quarantine, as well as the possibility that US authorities may open up to transatlantic flights from Britain first, could lead to the relocation of Aer Lingus services out of Ireland

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
23rd May, 2021
Summer 2021 will be make or break for airlines, including IAG
With the help of the DAA, Dublin Airport won lucrative refuelling contracts over the mid-west airport Pic: Getty

If a set of company accounts can have a wistful tone, then Aer Lingus’s annual report for last year certainly does.

Written in March of this year, after almost a full year of Covid-19 restrictions, the management report reflects on the year just passed, but also on the company’s thwarted goals and ambitions for 2020 before the emergence of the virus.

“At the outset of 2020,” it reads, almost mournfully, “Aer Lingus...

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