Ryanair pledges to refund travel tax

Ryanair has today confirmed that passengers who paid the €3 tax on advance bookings can apply for refund of the tax once the Government confirms the effective date for its abolition.

The airline said that it continues to explore proposals for rapid traffic growth which it presented to the Department of Transport and has the potential to deliver up to five million incremental passengers p.a. at Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports over the next five years.

"Ryanair passengers who made bookings to travel to/from Irish airports will be able to apply for a refund of the €3 tourist tax once details of the effective date for the abolition of the tax are confirmed," said Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara

"Ryanair continues to work with Minister Varadkar and the Dept of Transport to see if a competitive low cost package can be developed at Irish airports which would enable Ryanair to deliver rapid tourism and jobs growth for Ireland. Hopefully the high cost DAA obstacles can be removed to enable Ryanair to deliver desperately needed tourism and jobs growth for Ireland over the next five years."

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