By Kevin Rozario (London, United Kingdom)
Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Ireland’s premier airports group, went through some significant turbulence after the global financial crisis, emerging much stronger and fitter in the past five years. Now, however, constraints at its main gateway offer a new set of challenges.
The group – which operates Dublin (DUB) and Cork (ORK) airports; the global travel retailer Aer Rianta International (ARI); and the airport services arm DAA International – produced a solid set of results in 2018. Profits increased by +6% to a record €133 million, on the back of a turnover lift of +5% to €897 million. EBITDA rose by +7% to €289 million. The numbers were helped by both higher passenger numbers and increased commercial income.