Taoiseach calls for scrapping of passenger cap at Dublin Airport

Leo Varadkar warns that limiting passengers to 32 million could mean flight routes are lost or new routes are not established

Dublin Airport: a recent study found that passenger traffic could reach close to 40 million by 2030. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has intervened in the growing crisis at Dublin Airport by calling for the passenger cap to be scrapped, claiming it made no sense from a tourism, economic or connectivity point of view.

As revealed in last week’s Business Post, DAA, the operator of the airport, has warned that the 32 million passenger cap imposed by 20-year-old planning rules will choke off growth from next year and admitted it will be forced to ...