Earlier this week, Ryanair’s CEO Eddie Wilson dubbed the night flight restrictions at Dublin Airport “stupid” and called for them to be reduced.
A decision has been made to slash flights to and from Dublin Airport between 11 pm and 7 am, with Ryanair calling for this to change to 12 am-6 am.
They also say that Fingal Co. Co. “cannot dictate national aviation policy or restrict flights”.
Ryanair CEO Expands on “Stupid” Decision in Dublin…
Adding to this sentiment was Ryanair’s CEO, Eddie Wilson, who expressed frustration at Transport Minister Eamon Ryan about what is going on in Dublin:
“Ryanair calls on Transport Minister, Eamon Ryan, to do something useful for Irish air travel at Dublin Airport for the first time in his office.”
“He must instruct Fingal Co.Co. to withdraw their stupid enforcement notice and instead require that this night time restriction period be slightly modified from 11 pm – 7 am to 12 am – 6 am.”
“This measure will still reduce night-time noise at Dublin Airport (particularly when the majority of flights are now operated on new, quieter engine aircraft) to satisfy the needs of Fingal Co.Co.”
“However, this sensible solution balances the needs of Irish air travel and its connectivity to Europe, with the complaints of the tiny number of neighbors of Dublin Airport complaining about the Airport’s ever-reducing noise envelope.”
“If Minister Ryan fails to act, particularly when the DAA has spent €300m on a 2nd runway, then he should resign and appoint someone competent as Transport Minister.”
“He has repeatedly failed to act on aviation issues when DAA mismanaged airport security last summer or when drone activity closed Dublin Airport in January, and now when a local Council threatens to severely damage Ireland’s national aviation industry and connectivity to Europe with just 6 weeks notice.”
What remains clear is that Ryanair will continue to fight for these restrictions to change, as they believe it is counterproductive, especially on the basis that the airport has just expanded as well.
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