New Aer Lingus chief says rapid testing needed to boost air travel

Donal Moriarty has urged the government to roll out the EU‘s traffic light system for travel

1st November, 2020
New Aer Lingus chief says rapid testing needed to boost air travel
Donal Moriarty, interim chief executive of Aer Lingus. Picture: Arthur Ellis Photography

The new boss of Aer Lingus has claimed that aviation does not pose a risk to spreading Covid-19 as he urged the government to implement a rapid testing regime at airports.

Donal Moriarty, who was appointed interim chief executive last month, said testing would be needed for the operation of an air corridor between Ireland and the US and Canada.

“Air travel is safe. A recent [International Air Travel Association] report essentially said the risk...

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