No Dublin increase for Emirates due to airport difficulties
ENDA Corneille, head of Emirates airlines in Ireland, has said that plans to increase the number of flights from two a day to three are on hold due to issues with Dublin Airport.
He said that Emirates had a very good relationship with the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), but that it needed new infrastructure.
“There are a number of pain points already in T2,” he said. “One of which is around the US customs. We believe that can be sorted through more intensive security technology to smooth people through.
“The other pain point, which also doesn’t affect Emirates, is that 6am to 7.30 window in the morning where the short-haul carriers need to get the first wave out on time.”
He expressed surprise that the chief executive of the DAA, Dalton Philips, feels that Dublin can accommodate almost double the number of passengers it currently carries.