Written answers

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

9:00 pm

Photo of Pat BreenPat Breen (Clare, Fine Gael)
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Question 213: To ask the Minister for Transport the efforts that have been made to resolve the breakdown in negotiations between an airline (details supplied) and the Shannon Airport Authority in view of the fact that it could lead to the axing of up to 18 routes from the airport which would have negative consequences for the region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2305/10]

Photo of Noel DempseyNoel Dempsey (Minister, Department of Transport; Meath West, Fianna Fail)
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Negotiations between the Shannon Airport Authority and airlines are day-to-day operational matters for the authority and I have no statutory function in this regard. I have been informed however by the Shannon Airport Authority that while the current economic climate remains difficult that they will continue to work with all airlines to deliver commercially viable routes to the Shannon region.

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