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Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests present a “significant cost barrier to people weighing up their travel plans”.

Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests are a major barrier to air travel’s recovery from the pandemic’s impact, aviation unions warned on Thursday. Airp(...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen: urged to ensure the commission implements an EU testing protocol to avoid quarantines and reopen borders.

Groups representing Irish and EU aviation and tourism want European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to end travel chaos in the bloc by intro(...)

Captain Evan Cullen: “Aviation workers in Ireland have been ignored by government since the Covid-19 crisis began.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Pilots are accusing the Government of ignoring aviation workers since the Covid-19 crisis began in March. The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (Ialp(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle has said that he cannot  rule out compulsory job losses. Photograph: Alan Betson

Thousands of people are backing a petition launched by Aer Lingus workers who fear for their jobs, calling on the Government to aid the airline. Peop(...)

The scheme, which was supported by a majority of the CityJet’s creditors and shareholders, also sees tens of millions of euro of its debt being written off. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A High Court judge has said he is minded to approve a survival scheme allowing regional airline CityJet to successfully exit examinership. The approv(...)

The Government has handcuffed the aviation industry and ‘thrown it in the river’, said pilot union leader Evan Cullen. Photograph: Tom  Honan for The Irish Times.

Pilot trade union leader Evan Cullen warned TDs and senators that Aer Lingus could be wound up without state aid or an easing of travel restrictions. (...)

Ryanair sent pilots a memo asking them to accept proposals including a 20% pay cut.

Ryanair has warned it could close bases at Cork and Shannon airports and let go up to 120 pilots after talks with unions on job cuts ended inconclusiv(...)

Dublin-based pilots from Cityjet picketing outside the company’s headquarters at Swords Business Campus, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Cityjet executive chairman Pat Byrne said on Tuesday that a pilots’ protest at the Irish airline’s offices did not “serve anyone well”. Pilots facing(...)

Cityjet pilots facing the possible loss of their jobs will protest at the Irish airline’s headquarters in Dublin on Tuesday.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost 60 Cityjet pilots facing the possible loss of their jobs will protest at the Irish airline’s headquarters in Dublin on Tuesday. Around 270 job(...)

Aer Lingus pointed out that the Republic’s 14-day quarantine for incoming travellers had exacerbated the already catastrophic impact of Covid-19 travel bans on its business. Photograph: Tom Honan

Aer Lingus confirmed on Friday that it will shed up to 500 jobs from its 4,500-strong workforce. The move comes days after the airline said it would (...)

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