A Post-Covid Stimulus Package Will Be Needed To Aid The Recovery Of The Irish Aviation Industry

That's according to Kevin Cullinane from Cork Airport

He was speaking after the latest figures show the pandemic has resulted in a loss of €160 million for the operator of Cork and Dublin Airports. 

Currently just ten flights a week are operating at Cork Airport, resulting in a 99% decrease in passenger numbers in April and May. 

Twenty one million passengers will pass through Cork and Dublin Airports next year, an increase from around 9 million this year, but a decrease of 40% compared to 2019. 

Speaking to RedFM News, Kevin Cullinane from Cork Airport says people saw the pandemic as a primarily Chinese issue at the start of the year:

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