Thursday, 27 May 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
125. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for the aviation sector; if a recovery strategy has been put in place for June, July and August 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29026/21]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 124 and 125 together.
I welcomed the recent Aviation Restart Plan produced by the aviation industry participants of the National Civil Aviation Development Forum last month. I want to acknowledge the collaborative and constructive approach of the aviation industry representatives in working through development of the proposals in the report.
Getting international travel back up and running is vital for the continued economic well-being of this country and remains a priority for the Government; however, this can only be done by taking public health considerations into account, and at a time that is safe to do so.
An announcement concerning aviation and international travel will be made after the Government meeting scheduled for 28 May.