Friday 22 June 2007

Ryanair calls for block to terminal plans

Ryanair has called on the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) to either block the Dublin Airport Authority’s (DAA) plans for its €850 million second terminal at Dublin Airport — saying that it’s “the wrong size, wrong cost and in the wrong location” — or force Aer Lingus, who will occupy the facility, to pay for it.

“The CAR’s draft decision has now confirmed what Ryanair has been saying all along — DAA’s T2 is excessively large and grossly expensive. Despite this, the CAR is allowing DAA to proceed with this development and the regulator expects Ryanair’s passengers to subsidise this white elephant, which will never be fully utilised because of Fingal County Council planning restrictions,” said Ryanair’s head of regulatory affairs, Jim Callaghan.

Irish Examiner

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