Ryanair threatens to close Cork and Shannon bases unless Ireland adopts new EU travel regulations

Airline company Ryanair has threatened to close its Cork and Shannon bases if Ireland fails to adopt new EU travel regulations which will allow unrestricted travel to green and amber regions.

Beginning on the 13th of October, the closure will remain in place until at least the 1st of April next year.

The airliner has stated that the new EU travel regulations would loosen restrictions on international travel as the airline industry has been greatly affected by the restrictions that are currently in place.

The airliner added that whilst other EU countries are returning to travel that is free of Covid-19 restrictions, Ireland has been uniquely locked up.

The decision to close the Cork and Shannon bases could threaten 130 jobs involving pilots and cabin crew that are employed directly by Ryanair and other companies.

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