“As soon as restrictions lift, the pent-up demand is obvious and travel bounces back very strongly”
Airlines have cut losses in 2021 but remain exposed to the pandemic and dependent on government supports. Yet KPMG's aviation finance chief Joe O'Mara explains that successive Covid-19 waves have revealed the aviation industry's ability to rebound.
Turbulent airspace: The engine behind regional airports and their uncertain future
International hubs like Dublin and Cork airport has grown to be the gateways of Irish travel, forcing regional airports around the country to shut down in the last decade. But why are there still so many small airports in Ireland, and how do they stay in the air?
Tests and masks and rock’n’roll: How I flew through the new world of travel
We’ve all heard about the new rules for international travel, but how do they work in real life? Thomas Hubert has been to Paris and back and lived to tell the tale. His diary contains hot tips for when you finally fly again.
Quarantine and travel fines are needed. The problem is that we don’t know when they will end
The irresponsible behaviour of a small number of international travellers has reseeded Ireland with Covid-19 after each lockdown, making stricter border controls unavoidable. But the new quarantine legislation now opens the renewal of the measure to rolling political decisions instead of scientific criteria.
“There could be up to 3,000 redundancies in the next couple of weeks”
As coronavirus threatens the survival of many businesses, travel agents are hanging on by their fingertips. Travel agent John Galligan explains how changes to the wage subsidy scheme could be the nail in the coffin for his industry.
Yaneer Bar-Yam: “The faster we stop it, the better. There’s no benefit to waiting”
Physicist Yaneer Bar-Yam has been paying close attention to Ireland's coronavirus response and argues that the best approach once the number of new cases has been brought near zero is to cut off routes for any fresh infection to spread.