Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary feared that new corona restrictions in Europe could undermine the recovery of air traffic from the pandemic crisis. Everything looked fine until last weekend. But that was disrupted with the lockdowns in Austria and the Netherlands this week, said O’Leary on Tuesday at an online event of the European aviation safety authority Eurocontrol.
“The Germans are getting nervous. Europe is getting very nervous, ”he said. And that before the wave of travelers at Christmas and at the time when many were forging their vacation plans for the coming year. “I think the governments are in a panic and under pressure from the media,” added the head of Europe’s largest low-cost airline. You should keep a cool head because Covid vaccinations made safe travel possible, he said. The Irish airline is the parent company of Lauda Europe. (APA / Reuters)