DAA Seeks Charges Hike

The DAA has said that passenger charges will need to increase in order to get Dublin Airport back on track and deal with recent operational issues.

The authority made a submission to the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) seeking an increase in the amount the airport can charge airline customers for the use of runways, terminals, and the associated services. The DAA is seeking to up its current €8.11 price cap to €13.68 over the next four years.

"Dublin Airport’s current passenger charge is already one of the lowest among its peers in Europe, and this increase will still ensure that our charges remain among the lowest of any major European airport," said the DAA’s Group Head of Communications, Kevin Cullinane.

"CAR’s future determination of the price cap must take account of the current reality at Dublin Airport, which is experiencing its third year of Covid-19-related commercial and financial damage. Unfortunately, it will take time, investment, and additional human resources to improve standards from the current levels in place."