Ireland has greater airline failure rate than Britain

Ireland has had more airline collapses than Britain in the last four years, even though Britain has four times as many registered airlines, according to figures from industry regulators.

6th August, 2005

Six Irish airlines have shut down since 2002, according to figures from the Irish Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR). Nine airlines currently have Irish licences to operate aircraft with more than 20 seats.

During the same period, four British airlines have closed, despite the fact that the British aviation market is much bigger than the market in Ireland.There are 37 airlines licensed in Britain.

The high rate of airline closures in Ireland has led to speculation that...

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