Ryanair says implementation of ‘traffic light’ system is too late as it closes bases in Cork and Shannon Airports

Ryanair says the implementation of the EU ‘traffic light’ system for international travel is too late.

It comes after the airline announced the closure of its bases at Cork and Shannon Airports from November until March next year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

In response, the Department of Transport said that the government will be implementing the EU ‘traffic light’ system with a decision as to when, next week.

But Ryanair CEO, Eddie Wilson, says it isn’t enough: