Editorial: Coalition needs urgent plan to allow airline industry soar again

Ireland is main outlier in EU when it comes to aviation thanks to a raft of restrictions and quarantine procedures

13th June, 2021
Editorial: Coalition needs urgent plan to allow airline industry soar again
The news this weekend that Stobart Air is to appoint a liquidator to wind up the company and that Lufthansa Technik is carrying out a strategic review of its Shannon base are just the latest warning signals that the aviation sector is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Picture: Getty

It is now clear that the government needs to take urgent action to prevent further job losses and damage to Ireland’s vitally important aviation sector.

The news this weekend that Stobart Air is to appoint a liquidator to wind up the company and that Lufthansa Technik is carrying out a strategic review of its Shannon base are just the latest warning signals that the sector is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis.

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