Airport hopes fail to take off
Published 19/10/2010 | 05:00
The suggestion by the economist Peter Morris that Dublin Airport could become a hub of sorts for transatlantic traffic as Heathrow becomes increasingly congested is interesting ('T2 is ready, but it must pay its way', Irish Independent, October 14).
Ireland is in the best possible location for such a hub. Unfortunately, it is not clear that Dublin's costs are competitive enough to achieve that status.
The airport is also constrained by its poor proximity to the city; while the site is also constrained, as Terminal 2 cannot be expanded.