Nearly 200 airports in UK and Europe could go bust due to collapse in air travel

Nearly 200 airports across the UK and Europe are at risk of going bust within months due to the dramatic collapse in air travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the European airports trade body warned on Tuesday.

Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe), which represents airport operators, said it estimated that 193 out of Europe’s 740 commercial airports face “insolvency in the coming months if passenger traffic does not start to recover by the year-end”.

The trade body said the at-risk airports employed 277,000 people and generated collective annual revenues of €12.4bn (£11.2bn).

Manolete Partners (LON:MANO) work alongside IPs from all of the “Big Four” through to one and two partner specialist insolvency and restructuring practices in the regions. Manolete finances the work of the Insolvency Practitioner and their lawyers to make optimal recoveries for the creditor estates and takes on all the risk.

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