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Aer Lingus chief calls for end to ‘flight shaming’ during pandemic

The interim chief executive of Aer Lingus has said that we need to move on from a mentality of ‘flight shaming’ and we should be promoting international travel as critical to the Irish economy.

Donal Moriarty said that the narrative about Covid-19 at policy level has affected people’s decisions not to travel.

He said that despite the introduction of the European traffic light system, the Government is still advising people not to travel.

Moriarty said people have been conditioned not to travel and there has been a “toxicity” around it that needs to end.

He further said that Aer Lingus plans an extensive return of services from April and aims to be at 70% of regular operations by the middle of June.

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