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Tuesday 20 February 2018

Review sought of airport charges

Regulators have been asked to review passenger charges at Dublin airport in a move that could allow the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to charge airlines more per travelling passenger.

The Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) determines the maximum charges per passenger that can be levied by Dublin Airport on airlines using the facility.

Last year, CAR set charges for the period 2015-2019. At first, it had planned to cut the maximum charge that could be levied by the DAA by a total of 22pc, or 4.8pc a year. A ministerial direction was issued in September, and in October the CAR said the maximum charge that could be levied would be cut by 4.2pc per year up to 2019, or a total of 19pc. The DAA has now formally sought a review of the 2014 decision and interested parties have until 5pm, November 20, to respond.

Irish Independent

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