Another Good Year For daa In 2017
daa, which operates Dublin and Cork airports, ARI and daa International recently announced it’s 2017 company results which was another good year for the group.
Profits after tax before exceptional items increased by 16% to €125 million, driven by higher passenger numbers at Irish airports, increased commercial income, and growth in overseas businesses.
Total passenger numbers at Dublin and Cork airports increased by 6% to a record 31.9 million last year. Dublin Airport enjoyed its seventh consecutive year of passenger growth, while Cork Airport increased its traffic for the second year running.
Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 6% to a record 29.6 million last year, boosted by the launch of 14 new services and the expansion of 39 existing routes.
Dublin Airport will continue to grow and a Masterplan which considers the developments needed to allow the airport to grow to enable it to handle 50 million passengers per year by the 2040s is being finalised. The focus in the medium term is on expanding the airport’s capacity by adding a new runway, additional aircraft parking stands, and new boarding gate areas.
260 new full time jobs were also created in 2017, including 200 at daa’s Irish operations.