Shannon Airport welcomes ending of Air Travel Tax
15 October 2013
The Chief Executive of Shannon Airport, Neil Pakey, welcomes the decision by Government, announced in the 2014 budget today, to end the Air Travel Tax.
Responding to the announcement, Mr Pakey said: “From a Shannon Airport perspective we see this as a very timely and proactive move by Government to support air travel as it effectively amounts to a stimulant for both our airline customers and the airport. We have already begun, in this our first year as an independent airport, a recovery in passenger numbers at Shannon so this decision by Government will boost our chances of continuing in that vein and achieving the targets we have set over a five year period as an independent entity. “For international airports like Shannon, this initiative may help tip the balance in our favour when it comes to convincing airline customers to enhance existing and put on new services. We ultimately hope that this will increase our chances of growing passenger numbers and it will have a positive knock on effect for not just ourselves but for the wider business and tourism sectors in the region we serve.”
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