Ryanair has been forced to make huge cuts to its flight schedule from 21 January in response to the latest Covid lockdowns.
“The WHO have previously confirmed that governments should do everything possible to avoid brutal lockdowns, because lockdowns ‘do not get rid of the virus’,” Ryanair said in a statement.
“Ireland’s Covid-19 travel restrictions are already the most stringent in Europe, and so these new flight restrictions are inexplicable and ineffective when Ireland continues to operate an open border between the Republic and the North of Ireland.”
It called on the Irish Government to accelerate the rollout of vaccines.
“The fact that the Danish Government, with a similar five million population, has already vaccinated 10 times more citizens than Ireland shows that emergency action is needed to speed Covid vaccinations in Ireland.”