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Press Releases 2007

DAA Suspends New Route Incentive Scheme at Dublin Airport

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 measure.”

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 longer apply.

Qualifying schedules must be to destinations outside the EU, not currently served from Dublin Airport and have a frequency of at least three-times weekly.

Ends
8th August, 2007

Further information contact:
Vincent Wall – 087.6860727
Siobhan Moore – 087.2710065

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