Cork TD says Cork Airport will to supported on road to recovery in post pandemic era

A Cork TD says the government must continue to support Cork Airport for at least three more years. 

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire today met with Minister for Aviation Hildegarde Naughton to discuss additional funding for the airport. 

Cork Airport was the fastest growing airport in Ireland before the pandemic, however passenger numbers have dropped by 97% in the first quarter of this year due to the pandemic. 

Speaking to RedFM News after the meeting, Cork Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire says the airport will need time to recover: "What we also need is to protect the livelihoods and incomes of the workers who work directly for the airport, or who work for industries that depend on the airport. So the EWSS, the PUP, all the income supports that there, they need to be continued to an extent that allows them to work and to be supported over the course of the next few years, again, to ensure that people's livelihoods are protected, and that those industries that those industries that rely on airport and in the airport can recover. "


 

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