DUBLIN (Reuters) -Aer Lingus needs a few hundred million euros in extra liquidity due to COVID-19 disruptions and does not expect the easing of Irish travel curbs next month to provide a significant near term bounce, its new chief executive said on Tuesday. The Irish airline, which recently announced company-wide layoffs and the closure of one of its main domestic cabin crew bases, is losing more than 1 million euros ($1.19 million) a day, Lynne Embleton told an Irish parliamentary committee. It is in funding talks with the Irish state and its parent International Airlines Group, having already received a 150 million euro loan from Ireland's sovereign wealth fund last year.
BALPA European airline data for June 2021 shows the UK aviation industry has been the hardest hit in Europe by restrictions on international travel.
The incident involved a freighter-only aircraft with no passengers on board.