Ryanair boss says state playing ‘fast and loose’ with aviation sector

Chief executive Eddie Wilson has accused the government and Nphet of needlessly crippling a vital section of the economy

23rd August, 2020
Ryanair boss says state playing ‘fast and loose’ with aviation sector
Eddie Wilson, chief executive at Ryanair DAC: warns that when airlines go bust, ‘that capacity may never return’ Picture: Getty

Ryanair has warned the government that it risks creating a “major structural change” to the Irish economy by discouraging international travel to and from the country, and has also accused it of failing to support the aviation sector.

Eddie Wilson, the chief executive at Ryanair DAC, said the government was playing “fast and loose” with an “integral part” of the country’s infrastructure and warned air capacity that has been cut during the Covid-19...

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