No increase in charges at Dublin Airport in 2012

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has stated today that there will be no increase in charges at the facility in 2012.

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has stated today that there will be no increase in charges at the facility in 2012.

“Our pricing will be flat next year, which is good news for passengers and for airlines,” said DAA’s director of strategy, Vincent Harrison.

“Independent surveys consistently confirm that Dublin Airport’s charges are hugely competitive, and our decision not to increase prices next year means we will continue to offer low prices compared to our peers.”

Charges at Dublin Airport are governed by the independent Commission for Aviation Regulation, which sets an annual price cap – the average maximum charge per passenger that can be levied - for the airport.

Under the regulator’s formula, there is an increase in next year’s price cap, however DAA has decided not to pass on this increase to passengers and instead overall airport charges will remain flat for 2012.

The average passenger charge will be about €10.40 for this year and DAA has proposed that the maximum average charge for 2012 will remain at that level.

“While certain parties will always claim otherwise, the facts show that Dublin Airport’s charges are hugely competitive,” Mr Harrison said. “Our aim is to continue to offer competitive airport charges and highly attractive incentive schemes to our airline customers at Dublin Airport and our plan to keep prices flat for next year is consistent with that approach.”

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