Warnings about passenger fees are pie in the sky

A proposed cut to landing charges would not deprive Dublin Airport of the funds it needs for redevelopment, whatever its operator might claim

1st September, 2019
Brinkmanship over landing charges is nothing new. In 2007, the DAA threatened to refuse to build Terminal 2 without a price increase

In recent weeks, The Sunday Business Post has published two disappointing commentaries on the future of charges at Dublin Airport. They ran along the same lines as similar pieces in other media over recent months, suggesting that the Commission for Airline Regulation (CAR) has blundered in proposing to lower passenger charges from about €9.50 in 2019 to €7.50 for the next five years.

Having worked in price regulation in the past, I believe these commentaries do...

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