daa is hugely disappointed at today’s publication of the Commission for Aviation Regulation’s (CAR) Final Determination on Dublin Airport’s charges for 2020-2024.
The flat pricing proposition would have funded almost €2 billion of much-needed investment at Dublin Airport to deliver new boarding gates, aircraft parking stands, an upgraded security area, and improvements to other customer facilities. This flat pricing plan and was supported by the vast majority of airline customers during daa’s extensive consultation process.
daa will now study CAR’s full report and assess its impact on the capital development plans that were previously submitted. It will also decide whether it will appeal the Regulator’s Final Determination.
“This determination is a disaster for passengers, and for the Irish economy, as we won’t be able to pay for the new and improved facilities that are required at Dublin Airport. It is meaningless for the Regulator to claim that it supports investments in new facilities while at the same time failing to provide the money needed to build them.”
“Connectivity is vital to Ireland, particularly as it faces the uncertainties of Brexit and the Regulator’s decision will limit Ireland’s ability to expand that connectivity, as we won’t be able to invest. Forcing Dublin Airport to charge so far below the market price will have a hugely negative impact on our ability to finance the required investment programme at Dublin Airport. CAR’s decision will also hurt Cork Airport, Shannon Airport and other regional airports, as the price set in Dublin is a reference point for other airports throughout the country.”
Dublin Airport Is An Efficient Airport
|Airport||Annual Passenger Volumes||Operating cost per Passenger*|
*Data from 2018 financial statements (excludes depreciation). Currency rates as of 30 April 2019.
|Flat Pricing is Working at Dublin Airport|
|Destinations with 2 or more airlines||47||69|