Ryanair’s O’Leary: Pre-flight COVID Testing at Airport a Waste of Time

MIAMI – Pre-flight testing for coronavirus only makes sense if it is delivered before passengers arrive at airports. Such is the view of Ryanair (FR) group chief executive Michael O’Leary.

Speaking at the World Travel Market conference on November 10, O’Leary said, “It’s too late, it takes too long, and what do you do in the middle of a terminal when you’ve a couple of positive tests?” He adds, however, that “we’re generally supportive of pre-departure testing.” But it should be within “72 hours or 36 hours” of departure.

Under such a system, “people should come to airports with negative tests”, he explains. read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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