A charged topic: why passenger charges won’t go away
Most aviation industry observers thought the contentious issue of passenger charges had been put to bed earlier in the year, but the dangers of Covid-19 have put it firmly back on the agenda
Kieran O‘Donnell, the chairman of the Oireachtas transport committee, could not have been accused of gilding the lily when he unveiled the committee’s report on the damage inflicted on the aviation sector this year.
“Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on airports, airlines, employees and the wider tourism and hospitality sector,” he said last Wednesday. “The situation has rapidly evolved over the two months since the committee began its hearings with...
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