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 Eurocontrol’s worst-case scenario shows recovery dragging to 2027 if inoculation rates slow, vaccines prove less effective and lockdowns return. Photograph: iStock

Air travel could recover to pre-Covid levels by 2023, aviation body Eurocontrol said in its most upbeat forecast since the virus began receding. Foll(...)

Aviation chiefs have warned that airports and airlines would struggle to ensure flights leave on time if Covid health checks are not implemented smoothly. Photograph: iStock

Passengers face extra delays at airports in coming weeks as air travel’s recovery continues if EU Covid passes are not validated online, aviation chie(...)

Even in Eurocontrol’s most optimistic scenario, the continent’s air traffic is only set to reach 79% of 2019 levels by the end of this year. File photograph: iStock

Irish air travel continues to trail a recovery in Europe that has driven traffic past 50 per cent of pre-pandemic levels for the first time as people (...)

There are now an average of 181 flights into and out of the Republic every day, a fall of 80%  on 2019

Air traffic will recover to just 43 per cent of 2019 levels as the Republic emerges from one of Europe’s toughest Covid-19 travel bans, a new report p(...)

There were six aircraft flying over or into Ireland at lunchtime on Thursday, according to flight-tracking website Flight Radar 24. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It is difficult to overstate the scale of the crisis which has brought the global travel industry to its knees over the last year. Any glimmer of lig(...)

A lone passenger and a DAA staff member  at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan did not actually cancel Christmas this week, but it would be no surprise if airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair thou(...)

The Government will adopt the EU ‘traffic-light’ system for travel from Sunday night, November 8th. File photograph: iStock

Passengers from some European Union states will not have to quarantine on arrival in the Republic from next week, once they have a test showing that t(...)

The report revealed details of a legal battle between the IAA and its former chief executive Eamonn Brennan (pictured).

The State is to receive a dividend of €19.5 million from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), bringing the total amount it has paid to the exchequer ov(...)

Minister for  Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross: has yet to formally approve the appointment of Peter Kearney. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Minister for Transport Shane Ross has yet to approve the appointment of Peter Kearney as chief executive of air travel safety regulator, the Iris(...)

Eamonn Brennan, former chief of the Irish Aviation Authority. The IAA oversees traveller safety, regulates Ryanair and handles air traffic control. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government is fond of trumpeting the success of its aviation policy, which it likes to claim is based on the idea that, rather than seeing the ind(...)

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