Podcast: Why does Ryanair think the pandemic is over?

written by Robyn Tongol | February 9, 2021

Ryanair has continued to push for Europeans to return to travelling, despite US airlines warning of thousands more furloughs and Boeing reporting a 60 per cent plummet in firm 777X orders.

This week on the World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporter Hannah Dowling question why Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary continues to suggest it’s safe to travel, as the UK continues to report tens of thousands of COVID cases per day.

The team also discusses American Airlines warning 13,000 of its staff they are at risk of furlough, while Boeing’s firm orders on its recently delayed 777X program fell by 60 per cent.

Finally, what will the pre-COVID pilot shortage mean for the industry’s long-term recovery?

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