Thursday 8 December 2016

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).

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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.

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