March 21, 2024 Back to all news

daa, the operator of Dublin Airport, is disappointed by the CCPC's decision to prevent daa from buying the former QuickPark parking facility.  

This decision is bad news for passengers who will face difficulty finding parking at the airport in the summer peak. daa is baffled by the CCPC view that daa buying the facility would have led to car park prices increasing: it would have the opposite effect, as is the norm in supply and demand economics. 

Permitting daa to operate the former QuickPark facility would have made 6,200 much-needed and currently idle parking spaces available to passengers once again, resulting in increased choice and lower prices for the travelling public. 

daa will review the CCPC’s decision and consider all options, including an appeal.  

Kenny Jacobs, CEO of daa, said:

"daa is committing to keep summer 2024 prices in line with summer 2023. We will also do everything we can to find alternative potential summer car park sites and we will keep passengers informed via the Dublin Airport website. As always, our advice to the public is to book early. At the same time, we will continue to promote the alternative travel options available, including an average of more than 1,000 bus departures from the airport every day – all while frustrated passengers pass by the QuickPark facility which remains empty. 

“daa did all it could over the past 13 months to satisfy the CCPC including offering to give up as a remedy one third of the spaces to a third party. We will review the CCPC’s decision and consider all options, including an appeal."