Air Navigation and Transport Act 2022


Amendment of section 33 of Act of 2001

99. Section 33 of the Act of 2001 is amended—

(a) by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (1):

“(1) In making a determination, the principal objectives of the Commission shall be to protect and promote the reasonable interests of current and prospective users of Dublin Airport and the Commission shall seek to—

(a) promote safety and security at Dublin Airport,

(b) facilitate the efficient and economic development and operation of Dublin Airport,

(c) promote high-quality and cost-effective airport services at Dublin Airport, and

(d) take account of the policies of the Government on aviation, climate change and sustainable development.”,


(b) in subsection (2), by—

(i) the deletion of paragraph (e),

(ii) the deletion, in paragraph (h), of “and”,

(iii) the substitution, in paragraph (i), of “daa, and” for “daa.”, and

(iv) the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (i):

“(j) the need to encourage competition at Dublin Airport to—

(i) improve capacity,

(ii) provide choice on routes,

(iii) provide choice between airlines, and

(iv) improve international connectivity.”.