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Ireland’s DAA splits up at last – Shannon Airport to be independent

7-Dec-2012

The Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport announced on 03-Dec-2012 that the Government had decided to grant Shannon Airport “full independence” from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) on 31-Dec-2012 and to merge the airport with a restructured Shannon Development Company to form a new, publicly-owned, commercial entity in 2013. Shannon’s traffic has been declining in recent years and its future had looked bleak.

The decision opens the way for a potential development opportunity in the cargo and logistics arena as well as the chance to capitalise on some recent good news about new routes following a terrible year of consistent double-digit decline. But, as is usually the case, not everyone is happy. And one aggrieved party, Knock Airport, would appear to have a case; one that is likely to be taken to the courts. [3219 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Development Company was originally set up to promote the airport
  • International aviation centre of excellence to create up to 3,500 jobs
  • Seemingly eternal wait may at last be over for Lynxs
  • Is 50% passenger growth target too ambitious?
  • Knock-on effect
  • More twists and turns to come?

Graphs and data:

  • Shannon Airport network summary: as of 03-Dec-2012
  • Shannon Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier: 03-Dec-2012 to 09-Dec-2012
  • Shannon Airport capacity share (% of seats) by region: 03-Dec-2012 to 09-Dec-2012
  • Shannon Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier type: 03-Dec-2012 to 09-Dec-2012
  • Shannon Airport top 10 international routes based on capacity (seats): 03-Dec-2012 to 09-Dec-2012
  • Shannon Airport international capacity share (% of seats) based on origin country : 03-Dec-2012 to 09-Dec-2012
  • Knock Ireland West Airport network summary: as at 03-Dec-2012
  • Knock Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier: 03-Dec-2012 to 09-Dec-2012
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