North American Airlines Demand...


North American Airlines Demand Action On Dublin Airport Delays

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:17 21 Jun 2022

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A number of north American airlines are demanding action on delays and other issues at Dublin Airport.

They've warned the government that it's damaging travellers' impression of Ireland, the airport and the airlines.

Under the Airlines for America (A4A) lobby group, American Airlines, Delta, United and Air Canada have written to the Transport Minister calling for action on the issues at Dublin Airport.

The Irish Independent reports they're looking for a meeting to discuss the delays that they warn will only get worse as passenger numbers increase during the peak summer travel season.

They say just 16.7 per cent of Air Canada's flights left Dublin Airport on time in May, while only half of American Airline's flights departed on schedule.

The group complained that premium business class passengers are forced to join the general queue despite paying significant sums for fast track.

While they also said reduced mobility passengers are in some cases being left stranded without assistance for long periods.


Meanwhile, the DAA has said they 'cannot guarantee' Irish passengers won't be impacted by cancellations seen in the UK and Europe.

10 per cent of flights from Heathrow were cancelled yesterday, including at least two flights to Dublin yesterday.

While in Europe, cancellations due to staff shortages and strike action have resulted in long queues.

The DAA, which operates both Dublin and Cork Airport, told the Irish Examiner they're 'keen to avoid such action here'.

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