The Government today noted progress on the building of a new runway at Dublin Airport and reaffirmed its support for this hugely important piece of national infrastructure. Passenger growth at Dublin Airport has rebounded incredibly strongly over the last number of years, as the economy has recovered and grown, and the need for additional capacity is now clear and urgent. Dublin Airport is a key enabler for our economy, and the international connectivity opportunities afforded by a new runway are vital to future prosperity, especially in a post-Brexit environment.
Ensuring the Sustainable Future Development of Dublin Airport and Providing for the Establishment of an Airport Noise Regulator in accordance with EU Regulation 598/2014.
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, announced today that Stobart Air will operate the two Public Service Obligation (PSO) air routes linking the airports in Donegal and Kerry with Dublin for the next four years. The current PSO contract for these two routes expires at the end of this month and the new contract will operate from 1 February 2018 until 31 January 2022.
Friday 17 November 2017
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, has welcomed the announcement today by Aer Lingus of the first ever direct route from Ireland to Seattle to start next year.
US Preclearance in Ireland allows US-bound passengers to clear all US entry controls (immigration, customs and agriculture) prior to departure, such that on arrival there they have the same status as passengers arriving from a US domestic airport and thus face no further entry controls. The US Preclearance facility is a very valuable arrangement for Ireland, as well as being of benefit to the United States.
Wednesday 20 September 2017
The Minister for Transport, Sport and Tourism Shane Ross, T.D. has today published a Policy Statement on Airport Charges. This Policy Statement sets out revised Government policy on how airport charges are regulated for Dublin Airport.
Wednesday 13 September 2017
Speaking about today’s announcement by Air Canada Rouge Minister Ross said: “I very much welcome today’s announcement by Air Canada Rouge on new routes, increased frequency on a number of existing routes and also the introduction of a new Summer Season schedule between Montreal and Dublin for 2018.
Thursday 31 August 2017
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD has today welcomed the appointment of Mr. Dalton Philips as Chief Executive of daa by the company’s Board.
Thursday 31 August 2017
Speaking about today’s announcement Minister Ross said: “I very much welcome today’s announcement by Cathay Pacific that it has chosen Ireland as one of its new routes direct from Hong Kong from summer 2018. This will be the first ever direct scheduled passenger service between Ireland and anywhere in the Asia Pacific region.