TD says Shannon is under-utilised


The Government should initiate an access policy for the regional airports to ensure that the growth in traffic in and out of Ireland was more evenly spread, according to the Labour TD, Ms Jan O'Sullivan.

"At present over 90 per cent of all European tourists fly into and out of Dublin Airport. Passenger numbers are expected to reach 11 million this year, and the airport complex is struggling to cope with the demand. At the same time there is abundant capacity at Shannon that is not being used," she said.