State may subsidise key international air routes amid connectivity fears

The government is also looking at support measures for regional airports so that they are in a position to support the economy when air travel recovers

8th November, 2020
State may subsidise key international air routes amid connectivity fears
Dublin Airport, which has also been badly hit by the pandemic, is not understood to be in line for similar support

Key air routes to destinations such as London could be subsidised by the state under plans being considered by the government to ensure connectivity to and from Ireland is retained during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Business Post has learned that the government is examining a number of potential supports for the beleaguered aviation sector, including supporting important routes through a public service obligation (PSO) such as those currently in place for domestic flights to...

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