Ryanair cuts Dublin schedule due to increased airport taxes

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Ryanair reduced his winter program 2023/2024 has Dublin Airport particularly due to theincrease in passenger fees by 45% imposed by the airport authority of the Irish capital.

The Irish low cost airline, the leading European airline in terms of number of passengers, has therefore decided to cancel 17 connections departing from Dublin. It also plans to move its entire fleet of 19 Boeing 737 MAX jets to other airports in Spain and Italy, as well as to Britain’s London-Luton airport, which offer incentives to fly quieter planes and lower CO2 emissions.

In response, the Dublin Airport Authority (DDA) said in a statement that Ryanair was exaggerating the scale of the fee increase and that it was consulting airlines on a proposed program to to encourage the use of modern aircraft with lower emissions in 2024.

The DDA said passenger numbers at Dublin Airport had returned to pre-pandemic levels and there was no need to encourage further growth given the capacity limit imposed by the airport permit. build the airport.

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