Minister Varadkar thanks outgoing Dublin Airport Authority Chairman

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar today (Friday) has said he regrets the resignation of David Dilger as Chairman of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA).


“I understand from David Dilger that he wishes to resign as Chairman of the DAA for personal reasons. I regret Mr Dilger’s decision to stand down, and would like to thank him for his contribution as Chairman since he was appointed in May 2009.


“Mr Dilger’s period at the helm of the DAA coincided with a very difficult time for the company, given the problems affecting the aviation sector. The global recession dented consumer confidence, cut passenger numbers, and hit jobs and profits. This impacted severely on DAA and other airport operators.


“Mr Dilger successfully steered the company through these difficult circumstances. He also oversaw the successful completion of Terminal Two, which opened on time and on budget. This achievement is a tribute to his time as Chairman of the DAA.


“I would like to thank him for all his work for the DAA, and wish him well in his future endeavours.”




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