There was a fifteen percent overall drop in traffic at the Airport in August. The news has again prompted Ryanair to call for an end to the government imposed ten euro travel tax this despite Ryanair recording a nineteen percent increase in traffic compared to the same month last year.
This added up to one million more passengers for Ryanair. They claim the drop in passenger numbers overall at the airport was due to the tax. They claim under current projections Dublin Airport could lose three million passengers by this time next year.
Speaking on behalf of Ryanair Stephen McNamara believe that the Irish Government must look to the examples set by the Dutch and Belgian Governments who dropped similar taxes.
He forecasted more job losses for the Irish tourism industry unless corrective measures were taken.