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Ryanair and Aer Lingus farther from Ireland

Both carriers are reducing regional links

The green of Ireland no longer suggests the hope of two air carriers who represent this country well. Low-cost airline Ryanair and Aer Lingus are progressively reducing connections at national airports due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 (read also the article published by AVIONEWS). Both companies urged the Dublin government to review these policies as soon as possible, while at the same time focusing on the so-called "traffic light system" devised by European Union to make travel safer. Eddie Wilson, Ryanair CEO, confirmed that there will be no flights to or from the Irish airports of Cork or Shannon in the period between November 14th and December 13th (see AVIONEWS).

The same goes for Knock's Ireland West Airport, affected by the suspension of commercial flights in the same period. Donal Moriarty, CEO of Aer Lingus, was no exception; according to the Irish manager, the frequency of Cork-London air connections will be reduced to three weekly flights in November, on the other hand the number of passengers does not suggest other business strategies. "Traffic light" system mentioned above provides for the free movement of people from "green" areas, ie those with low rates of contagion, while red identifies the most dangerous areas of the world at this time from a health point of view.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency