Ryanair, Dublin Airport Authority talks break down

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Published: February 18, 2011

The Dublin Airport Authority on Thursday said that negotiations with Ryanair ended after the carrier rejected DAA’s offer of more than €60 million ($ 81.1 million) worth of discounts on airport charges to stimulate increased traffic into its three Irish airports. Instead, DAA said, Ryanair insisted it be paid more than €100 million in discounts, with no guarantee of any additional traffic.

Ryanair also wanted to be paid more than €10 million in discounts for existing passengers at DUB. In short, the DAA claimed the “Ryanair proposal would have seen the airline potentially being financially rewarded for reducing traffic at Cork and Shannon airports and transferring it to Dublin airport.”

The DAA said it had been in talks with Ryanair for the past few weeks about the issue, following a meeting involving DAA Chief Executive Declan Collier, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary and other executives from both companies in December

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