Dublin airport management was ‘wrong’ when considering charging passengers to drop off passengers, a new study on airport charges has revealed, reports The Mirror.
The study found that airports that introduced the controversial so-called the kiss and fly charge, overcharged passengers with travel costs.
The cost of dropping someone off at some airports, such as Belfast International, has risen by almost a third over the last year, according to the UK’s RAC. Senator Regina Doherty, who opposed the proposal for a drop charge at Dublin Airport, said new research had confirmed operators were “wrong”.
She told the Irish Mirror: “This new report absolutely bears out that this is a financial burden on airport users on top of airport charges.”
“DAA sent out a very wrong message in applying for planning permission for charging infrastructure. They put the cart before the horse. They have a problem at the setdown area with people waiting to drop off and collect passengers,” she added, reports The Mirror.
Belfast International last year increased the price from £1 to £3 for a 10-minute layover, the second largest increase in the UK.
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