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Ireland - Articles and news items

Economic decline but airport growth

Issue 2 2012  •  29 March 2012  •  Vincent Harrison, Director of Strategy at the Dublin Airport Authority

Traffic at Dublin Airport Authority’s three Irish airports returned to overall growth last year, as a jump in inbound travellers more than offset continued weakness in outgoing trips. More than 22.7 million passengers used Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports during 2011, an increase of one per cent. Dublin Airport was DAA’s best performer last year with passenger traffic increasing by two per cent to 18.7 million passengers. Excluding domestic air travel within the Irish Republic, which has declined due to domestic economic factors and a much improved road network, international passenger numbers were up two per cent across the group and by three per cent at Dublin. Economic conditions remain the main driver of air travel and as the Irish economy contracted from 2008 passenger numbers declined, just as they had enjoyed double digit growth during the period of economic expansion. Dublin Airport’s traffic, for example, is still almost 40 per cent higher than it was in the year 2000, which equates to an extra five million passengers over the past 11 years, despite the recent slowdown.

Investigation begins at Cork Airport following crash

Airport news  •  11 February 2011  •  Mark Glover, Editor, International Airport Review

Teams from Ireland, the UK, Spain and the US are currently are currently onsite at Cork airport (ORK) to find out what caused a plane to crash there...

Six killed in Cork Airport plane crash

Airport news  •  10 February 2011  •  Nick Jackson

Six people have died and six others were injured after a plane crashed in fog at Cork Airport in the Republic of Ireland.

Ireland cuts APD by 70% to help recovery

Airport news  •  21 December 2010  •  BAA

BAA is calling on the UK government to cut aviation tax after the Irish finance minister announced a 70 percent reduction to air passenger duty (APD) in a bid to support tourism.

New incentive scheme to encourage airlines to grow traffic at Dublin Airport

Airport news  •  20 January 2010  •  Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has unveiled a major new financial incentive scheme to encourage traffic growth at Dublin Airport this year.

T2 – Transforming Dublin Airport

Issue 1 2008, Past issues  •  4 February 2008  •  Mark Foley, Director of Capital Programmes, Dublin Airport Authority

The €2 billion ‘Transforming Dublin Airport’ programme, which is now in its third year, is one of the largest construction projects in Ireland.

Coping with growth

Issue 3 2006, Past issues  •  11 September 2006  •  Robert Hilliard, Director, Dublin Airport & Paul O’Kane, Communications Manager – Capital Development Programme, Dublin Airport

It’s a problem that faces most of Europe’s airports; the construction process is not always conducive to an efficient boarding process. One solution, employed at Dublin Airport, is Temporary Boarding Gates.


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