Dublin Airport Applies to Have Runway Restrictions Removed

DAA has applied to have two planning conditions removed from the planning permission for its new runway

DAA has applied to have two planning restrictions removed from its 2007 planning permission for its new runway.

The planning conditions specify that the runway will not be used at night between 11pm and 7am and that night-time operations at the airport will not exceed 65 flights on average when the runway is complete.

However, the airport says the restrictions pose a possible loss of 4.3 million passengers for Dublin Airport if night-time flights prohibited

DAA said that last year there were on average 100 aircraft movements between 11pm and 7am, before the addition of the new runway.

The operating restrictions will supposedly particularly affect the recovery and growth of Aer Lingus and Ryanair after Covid-19.

According to reports, these carriers require early-morning departures and late-evening arrivals for their short-haul operations that will be affected by the current planning conditions.

Within the planning application, the DAA is proposing a new €7 million insulation scheme for dwellings that are most affected by night-time noise. The proposed scheme would see grants of €20,000 paid to the owners of up to 350 eligible houses.