Cork Airport to hold 'crisis' briefing with TDs and Senators today 

Cork Airport to hold 'crisis' briefing with TDs and Senators today 

Cork Airport is to host a ‘crisis’ briefing for local TDs and Senators this morning.

Cork Airport is to host a ‘crisis’ briefing for local TDs and Senators this morning.

The briefing comes just days after reports Ryanair threatened to close its Cork Airport base this winter, blaming the government’s “mismanagement” of the green travel list.

Cork TDs and Senators were informed of the briefing on September 7, before Ryanair made its announcement.

In an email to Oireachtas members in the region seen by The Echo, Cork Airport management said:

“Aviation in Ireland is undergoing the most serious crisis in its history due to the international consequences of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.” 

Oireachtas members were invited to a cross party briefing this Monday to “discuss the current situation in relation to Cork Airport”.

A spokesperson for Cork Airport told The Echo: “Cork Airport management are briefing Cork members of the Oireachtas privately on Monday on the current situation, and the urgent need for the Government to map out a pathway to restore confidence in air travel to and from Ireland.”

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