Ryanair today (8 May) called on Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, to reverse unjustified “parking” charges imposed on aircraft which have been grounded at Dublin Airport by Government travel bans.
Ryanair fully supports the Irish Government’s actions to halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus, however Dublin Airport should not be allowed to profiteer from the Covid-19 crisis at the expense of customer airlines grounded by Government travel bans. These parking charges should be waived by Dublin Airport for the duration of the Covid-19 groundings as many other EU airports already have. If Dublin Airport refuses to waive these excessive fees, then Taoiseach Varadkar’s Govt must order them to do so.
Ryanair DAC CEO, Eddie Wilson, said:
“Ryanair, Ireland’s No. 1 airline, looks forward to resuming services when government travel bans are lifted. In the meantime, it is wrong that state-owned Dublin Airport should be allowed profiteer from customers whose aircraft have been grounded by Government travel bans. We call on the Irish Government to ensure that these charges are cancelled for all airlines.”