Passenger charge cut is a subsidy to foreign airlines, says DAA chief

Dalton Philips warns a lower fee will jeopardise an €18bn investment programme at Dublin Airport and leave it in the bargain basement

29th September, 2019
Dalton Philips, chief executive of the DAA Picture: Justin Farrelly

Dalton Philips is confused, as are his kids.

The Commission for Aviation Regulation’s (CAR) decision to slash passenger charges at Dublin Airport by 22 per cent from next year has baffled the DAA chief executive and prompted a row between the two.

In an interim decision published in May, the regulator said it intended to cut the charges from €9.30 to €7.50 a head from 2020 to 2024 inclusive. A final decision is due...

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