Ireland’s Aer Lingus is losing more than $1.19 million a day and does not expect the Irish government’s plan to ease travel restrictions from July 19 to give it a significant near term bounce, its new CEO said on Tuesday.

“We’re pleased to see many of the changes announced but the cumulative impact of the ongoing restrictions and the issues we’ve raised does mean our enthusiasm has been dampened,” Lynne Embleton told an Irish parliamentary committee, citing continued curbs for unvaccinated travelers from Britain and the U.S.

“It is looking too little too late to really have a significant bounce that will get us on the right path to restoring connectivity, supporting jobs and connecting Ireland in the near term.”

(Reporting by Padraic Halpin, editing by Louise Heavens)

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Photo Credit: New Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton has said the cumulative impact of Ireland's ongoing restrictions have dampened her enthusiasm. Miguel Angel Sanz / Unsplash