Aer Lingus Deal a Big Opportunity for Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport's managing director Vincent Harrison has said the IAG takeover of Aer Lingus presents a major opportunity for the gateway to develop.
Harrison, speaking to Flightglobal, said the €1.4 billion takeover of Aer Lingus by British Airways parent group IAG will enable it to "continue the growth plans that it has but with a much firmer financial footing that a larger group will provide.”
This growth, says Harrison, will take place "against the background of a lot of airport congestion in the UK which gives us a big opportunity for continuing to grow that connecting base”.
Traffic levels continue to climb in Dublin Airport as a record 2.6 million passengers passed through in August, the busiest in its history. So far in 2015, the airport has registered a 15 per cent growth in traffic.
Harrison also sees the potential for growth in China and India, as Irish businesses are increasingly turning to these markets.