Significant losses are expected to be reported in the annual results of the Dublin and Cork airport operator, daa, which are due to be published today.
The state company's annual report was brought before Cabinet on Tuesday ahead of a discussion on the expected reopening of the economy in the coming weeks and months which, it is reported, may include a return of some level of domestic travel.
There have been calls on the Government from within the travel industry to outline a timeframe for the reopening of the country to international travel as part of today's announcement.
The chief executive of daa, Dalton Philips, reported last September that the airport operator was losing close to €1m a day during the pandemic.
In a memo to staff in recent weeks, Mr Philips said recent developments had resulted in passenger numbers falling back to a trickle at both Dublin and Cork and that the business was "still in a difficult place".