State to inject €20m into airports ahead of travel resumption
Move follows intense pressure on government from an aviation sector haemorrhaging millions due to the pandemic
The government is to begin distributing a €20 million support fund to state airports in the coming weeks in advance of a return to international travel next month.
Eamon Ryan, the transport minister, will distribute the funding from the Covid-19 Supplementary Support Scheme to Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports ahead of the adoption of the EU Digital Green Cert and resumption of non-essential overseas travel on July 19.
Ryan’s department believes the funds will allow ...