August 08 2007
The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has
suspended its new route incentive scheme
at Dublin Airport.
The decision means no new applications for route incentive support will be
processed by the DAA from close of business, Tuesday August 7 2007, pending a
review of the scheme.
This review is being undertaken in response to continued planning and other
uncertainties relating to the operation and development of Dublin Airport
including the construction of the second passenger terminal (T2), the extension
to the existing terminal and other key facilities needed to address the
airport’s shortage of passenger and airfield capacity.
“We welcome new traffic and a greater range of destinations on behalf of all
our passengers,” said Robert Hilliard, Director Dublin Airport. “But in an
environment where the Airport’s infrastructure is under pressure due to strong
passenger growth and where there are still obstacles to our plans to transform
the Airport, we must examine all available measures to mitigate congestion at
peak travel periods. The review of our route support schemes is one such
The Dublin Airport Route Support Scheme, currently suspended, this type of
scheme was introduced in 2005. It offers a full discount on standard airport
charges in the first year of a qualifying new route; a 75% discount in the
second year and a 50% discount in year three, following which, discounts no
Qualifying schedules must be to destinations outside the EU, not currently
served from Dublin Airport and have a frequency of at least three-times
8th August, 2007
Further information contact:
Vincent Wall – 087.6860727
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