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Will the IAA turn Ireland into a “no fly zone”?


Ireland’s largest airline, Ryanair, as well as the Association of European Airlines (AEA), have roundly condemned a plan by the Irish Aviation Authority to increase its charges. The AEA has gone as far as to suggest that Ireland could be transformed into a “no-fly zone” due to a combination of the Irish Government’s EUR10 per passenger travel tax, and the IAA’s increase in charges. [1190 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • IAA mounts a stout defence
  • No end in sight for Ireland’s traffic downturn
  • Recovery or relapse for the North Atlantic at the end of 2009?
  • Some stability returning
  • Terminal movements collapsing as well

Graphs and data:

  • Dublin Airport terminal movements: 2007-2009
  • IAA overflights: 2007-2009
  • Association of European Airlines trans-Atlantic passenger traffic & capacity: 2009
  • US Air Transport Association trans-Atlantic passenger traffic & capacity (ASMs & RSMs)
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