Ryanair warns that planned airport closure could result in Cork missing out on post pandemic recovery

Ryanair is warning Cork could miss out on the post pandemic recovery due to the planned closure of the airport.

The airline’s chief executive Eddie Wilson said a decision to reopen his airline’s Cork base has been impacted by the need for a recovery package and by the planned airport closure for a 10-week period from September 13 to facilitate a €40m overhaul of its main runway.

Ryanair closed its two-aircraft base at Cork late last year but currently operates 12 flights to and from Cork from other bases in Europe.

The Irish Examiner today reports Eddie Wilson as saying the airline would have no difficulty in reinstating the base here
if the incentives were good enough, and is calling on the Government to back the DAA to waive or discount charges until
air traffic levels fully recover.


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