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Shannon Group CEO calls for the immediate implementation of the interim Aviation Recovery Taskforce report recommendations

Group calls for the immediate lifting of travel restriction and 14-day Quarantine 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020: Shannon Group CEO, Mary Considine, has called for the immediate lifting of travel restrictions and the 14-day Quarantine period by July 1st as highlighted in the interim draft Aviation Recovery Taskforce report presented today to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Commenting on the publication of the interim report, the CEO of Shannon Group and Aviation Recovery Taskforce member, Mary Considine, has called for the urgent implementation of all four key recommendations in the report to support the recovery of aviation. The report also includes a recommendation on the adoption of a national code of practice for air safety travel, and the continuation of existing COVID-19 relief measures including the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme to support employment.

Ms Considine said: “The interim report recognises the critical role that airports, including Shannon, play in supporting the regional and national economy and promoting balanced regional development.

“As an island nation, aviation is the lifeline that connects us to the global economy and how quickly we recover as we emerge from this crisis will depend on the recovery of the aviation sector.

“The aviation industry is in crisis and urgently needs immediate Government support to continue to fulfil its role in providing vital air connectivity to regions which underpin business and tourism and help drive the wider national economic recovery,” said Ms. Considine.

The Interim Draft Report published today by the Taskforce for Aviation Recovery is available at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/8298b-aviation-recovery-task-force-records-of-meetings-12th-and-19th-june/

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