Tuesday 27 September 2016

Ryanair passengers can no longer book parking at Dublin Airport on budget airline's website

Published 27/11/2015 | 17:15

A three-year contract between the pair expired within the past few days
A three-year contract between the pair expired within the past few days

Ryanair passengers can no longer book parking at Dublin Airport via the airline’s website.

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A three-year contract between the pair expired within the past few days, but the airline and the DAA, which operates Dublin and Cork airports, had failed to seal the terms of a new agreement.

“Dublin Airport has been selling car parking via the Ryanair website for three years. The arrangement has been commercially successful for both Ryanair and Dublin Airport during that period,” a spokesman for the DAA said.

“The agreement was up for renewal and as we have been unable to agree terms, the contract has lapsed. We remain open to discussing the matter further with Ryanair.”

A Ryanair spokesman confirmed that the contract has ended.

“We will shortly appoint a new car park partner for Dublin Airport,” he said.

The DAA pointed out that all existing bookings that had been made via the Ryanair website are unaffected, and that passengers can continue to pre-book car parking online at the Dublin Airport website.

Carparking at airports is extremely lucrative for operators. The DAA recently sought applicants for a yield management specialist, who’s expected to increase car park revenue through proactive yield management.

“This role will focus on driving revenue, developing the existing yield management system, manage online pricing, forecasting future sales and detailed reporting of previous sales,” according to the job specification.

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