Aer Lingus calls for ‘interim lift’ to Dublin Airport passenger cap

Lynne Embleton said the increased emissions from the resulting flights could be offset by more efficient aircraft and sustainable fuel

Aer Lingus boss Lynne Embleton is the latest to join the chorus of airline bosses that have come out in support of lifting the Dublin Airport passenger cap to 40 million per annum. Picture: Artur Widak/NurPhoto

Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus chief executive said that the Dublin Airport passenger cap was a “serious issue” that will stifle the growth of the Irish economy if it is not lifted.

She said that the long-running row over DAA’s proposal to increase the airport’s capacity by 25 per cent “has not been managed well”, and that keeping the cap at 32 million will have "serious consequences - for airlines, for jobs and more importantly, for ...