Thursday October 22, 2020

Getting Ireland flying again crucial to our recovery

The pandemic is causing the greatest disaster in the history of aviation, and the government is doing too little to mitigate the damage

18th October, 2020
According to the International Air Transport Association, airlines will report a collective loss of $84 billion this year, and their revenue will shrink by $419 billion

Amid the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic, one activity above all others is in the gravest danger: flying. Airlines are suffering the worst calamity in the history of aviation.

The pandemic’s effects are much more severe than those following the terrorist attacks on the US in 2001. That event made flying more of a hassle. This one is making it impossible.

The financial impact on aviation is staggering. According to the International Air Transport...

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