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Higher Airfares As Aviation Regulator Set To Limit Dublin Airport Passenger Numbers

Alex Rowley
Alex Rowley

07:38 4 May 2024

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Dublin Airport could be limited to carrying just over 14 million passengers this winter to remain within a controversial cap.


The Irish Aviation Authority looks set to limit airlines operating at the airport from October 27th next to March 29th, 2025 to ensure the cap is not breached. The authority is likely to announce its decision on Tuesday.


Dublin Airport made an application to Fingal County Council last year to expand passenger numbers from the current 32 million a year to 40 million, but a final decision could take years.


Irish passengers will see the highest fares in a several years this winter as a result of the airport's passenger cap, Ryanair has claimed.
The Irish airline said the constrained capacity at the airport as a result of the 32 million passenger cap would drive up prices later this year.
DAA CEO Kenny Jacobs says limiting passengers coming through Ireland's biggest airport is not in Ireland's interests.
"It's not a good look for Ireland. We're turning business away, it's going to cost jobs and connectivity".
The chief executive also said cap will cost jobs next year and the year after.

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