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No State money for Dublin Airport

Published 11/06/2015

Contrary to your report ('Stormont is scared of abolishing £26 air tax', News, June 8), Dublin Airport is not supported by the Irish State.

Dublin Airport is owned by the Irish State, but it is a fully commercial business that receives no financial support of any kind from the Irish State.

It is also incorrect to say that the Republic of Ireland offers "huge financial incentives" to airlines. The Irish State does not offer any incentives to airlines to operate routes to and from the Republic of Ireland.

Dublin Airport incentivises new routes by offering airlines reduced landing charges for any new routes that they launch from the airport. These discounts apply to any new short-haul or long-haul, routes.

Incentive schemes for new routes are also available at many other European airports.


Chief communications officer, daa,

Dublin Airport

Belfast Telegraph

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