Passenger charges cut in Dublin ‘will put Cork Airport in danger’

DAA claims the aviation regulator’s plan to reduce the levy from €9.30 to €7.50 will result in the southern hub racking up multimillion losses

29th September, 2019

The future of Cork Airport will be jeopardised if the aviation regulator pushes ahead with plans to slash passenger charges, its parent company has claimed.

The Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) proposed cutting passenger charges at Dublin Airport by 22 per cent from €9.30 a head to €7.50 for five years beginning in 2020. A final decision is expected in the coming weeks.

Dalton Philips, chief executive of DAA, owner of Cork and Dublin airports, warned the...

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