Published on February 25th, 2015 | by Jim Lee


Dublin Airport Authority plc renamed daa plc

Dublin Airport Authority plc has been renamed daa plc. The name change which was announced by the Government in July 2013 took effect on 4th November 2014. The Dublin Airport slot controller’s report for Winter 2014/15 shows considerable change over last year compared to the planned volumes at the same time last year. Passenger flights (scheduled plus cargo) for which slots have been approved for winter 2014 are up 6.94% on the approvals for winter 2013, freighter flights approved are down 1.79%. Actual passenger flights in winter 2013 were about 3% fewer than approved and freighter flights 11% fewer.

Dublin ATMs                               W13 actual          W13 approved          W14 approved                 Change

Scheduled passenger                       59592                            62016                         66260                    6.84%

Freight                                                1548                              1735                            1704                       -1.79%

Charter                                                529                               398                              487                        22.36%

Positioning                                         754                               123                               275                        123.58%

Total                                                    62423                          64272                          68726                    6.93%

Total passenger only                          60121                         62414                          66747                    6.94%

Total excluding positioning              61669                         64149                         68451                    6.71%

The top passenger operators at Dublin in the coming winter in ATMs will be Aer Lingus (26,423 38%), Ryanair (24,146 35%), Flybe (3,868 5%), BA (3,182 5%), CityJet (1,820 3%) and Air France (1,575 2%). By seats, Ryanair will rank first (4.56 million 42%) followed by Aer Lingus (4.0 million 37%), BA (394,000 4%), Flybe (285,000 3%), Emirates (220,000 2%), Etihad (191,000, 2%), Lufthansa (175,000 2%), CityJet (173,000 1%), Air France (145,000, 1%).

The busiest routes for flights will be Heathrow, London City, Gatwick, Paris CDG, Manchester and Birmingham and the busiest by seats Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, and Paris.  The busiest non-European route is New York JFK only marginally ahead of Dubai.

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Jim has had a life-long interest in military matters and aviation. Initially, he fused both of these interests together with a passion for military aviation, initially as a photographer. He has travelled extensively over the years and has been the guest of many European air forces, plus the air forces of the United States, Russia and others throughout the world. His first introduction to journalism coincided with an interest in the civil aviation industry was when he initially wrote for and later edited, ‘Aviation Ireland’, the club magazine of the Aviation Society of Ireland. Jim was a contributor to Flying in Ireland since its inception over 10 years ago and is now a key contributor to this site. He has also contributed items for a number of other aviation magazines and has produced a number of detailed contributions to Government policy documents, most recently the Irish Government’s White Paper on Defence. He is also deeply involved in the local community and voluntary sector and has worked both in local government and central government.

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