Dáil Éireann - Volume 405 - 26 February, 1991

Written Answers. - Chartered Flights.

210. Mr. Yates asked the Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications the total numbers of chartered flights operating in and out of Ireland in each of the past five years; if he will give a breakdown of these routes and destinations; if he will outline his policy in relation to the level of chartered flights; and the stipulations there are in relation to same in the context of their effect on scheduled services.

Minister for Tourism, Transport and Communications (Mr. S. Brennan): I am advised by Aer Rianta and the regional airports that the following charter flights operated in and out of Ireland in each of the past five years:

[1556]Shannon Airport

1986

New York

22

Indianapolis

1

Boston

2

Toronto

36

Montreal

1

Paris

2

Lourdes

27

Berlin

15

Frankfurt

22

Munich

21

Dusseldorf

42

Hamburg

18

Malaga

11

Faro

9

Copenhagen

4

Zurich

21

Ljubljana

2

Split

9

Rotterdam

1

Stavanger

1

Total

267

1987

New York

22

Boston

4

Detroit

4

Chicago

11

Indianapolis

2

Toronto

39

Montreal

1

Winnipeg

1

Paris

4

Lourdes

36

Frankfurt

23

Hamburg

15

Dusseldorf

21

Munich

14

Malaga

11

Palma

2

Tenerife

6

Las Palmas

19

Faro

10

Rimini

1

Copenhagen

18

Mostar

4

Athens

16

Zurich

16

Total

300

1988

New York

19

Chicago

1

San Francisco

1

Boston

4

Toronto

46

Montreal

2

Paris

13

Lourdes

32

Berlin

14

Frankfurt

25

Munich

19

[1557]Dusseldorf

29

Hamburg

12

Malaga

10

Las Palmas

39

Palma

11

Bilbao

1

Faro

9

Brussels

1

Mostar

8

Zagreb

2

Zurich

15

Geneva

1

Stockholm

1

Total

315

1989

New York

28

Toronto

35

Paris

4

Lourdes

26

Berlin

12

Frankfurt

25

Munich

21

Stuttgart

23

Dusseldorf

37

Hanover

1

Palma

26

Barcelona

3

Las Palmas

4

Faro

7

[1558]Dubrovnik

6

Split

1

Total

259

1990

New York

52

Philadelphia

6

Detroit

3

Chicago

14

Washington

1

Indianapolis

2

Minneapolis

2

Toronto

90

Lourdes

26

Frankfurt

30

Dusseldorf

56

Stuttgart

28

Munich

27

Hanover

2

Vienna

10

Palma

66

Las Palmas

24

Barcelona

1

Bilbao

3

Copenhagen

2

Stockholm

2

Malmo

12

Leningrad

14

Total

473

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

Cork Airport

Aberdeen

17

Alicante

2

Amsterdam

2

2

8

Athens

26

12

Barcelona

12

Basle

10

Bilbao

4

8

Bordeaux

2

Brest

6

Bristol

1

2

Brussels

6

6

6

Cardiff

2

Chateauroux

6

Cologne

1

Corfu

2

8

Dinard

5

Dubrovnik

2

8

Dusseldorf

2

8

Edinburgh

4

Faro

24

47

36

46

64

Frankfurt

4

8

[1559][1560]Gdansk

8

Hamburg

2

2

2

4

Helsinki

2

Ibiza

11

Jersey

40

4

La Rochelle

2

Larnaca

10

Lannion

4

Las Palmas

50

90

96

50

Lille

2

Limoges

2

Ljubljana

2

Lourdes

86

78

87

68

70

London

2

9

2

Madrid

4

7

10

12

18

Malaga

48

47

45

43

18

Manchester

2

Mostar

28

24

Moralix

2

Munich

2

Nantes

2

6

New York

2

4

Paris

1

4

10

80

140

Palma

63

72

62

148

92

Poitiers

2

Reus

36

27

Rennes

2

2

Rimini

4

Rome

2

Rotterdam

4

Salou

10

Sofia

1

Stuttgart

2

Split

14

70

Victoria

1

2

2

4

Zagreb

8

Zurich

2

10

Total

276

425

471

579

644

Dublin Airport

Alicante

63

102

74

71

13

Athens

113

136

66

107

86

Barcelona

91

74

176

178

69

Bourgas

0

66

79

87

78

Corfu

110

97

219

186

179

Crete

151

175

205

134

161

Dalaman

0

0

0

70

76

[1561][1562]Faro

518

634

673

569

607

Ibiza

241

221

270

227

89

Izmir

0

4

121

175

175

Lanzarote

194

277

182

189

217

Larnaca

154

534

341

354

282

Las Palmas

1,233

1,207

898

584

517

Lourdes

607

598

618

570

601

Madrid

211

189

219

251

305

Mahon

13

39

91

71

58

Malaga

921

705

824

659

449

Malta

34

77

104

147

69

Milan

6

6

10

63

86

Mostar

0

111

81

4

0

Palma

701

232

180

973

724

Paris

92

103

171

275

263

Pula

149

165

164

74

66

Reus

92

198

244

60

0

Rome

9

41

58

63

279

Salzburg

0

70

136

69

153

Split

6

7

0

70

208

Tenerife

167

237

182

196

192

Zagreb

0

0

104

0

0

Total

5,876

6,305

6,487

6,475

6,000

Connaught Regional Airport

New York

5

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Note

In addition to the above, there has also been a number of charter operations involving private hire or sole-use type charters which generally involve small light aircraft and which are not significant in terms of overall passenger numbers to and from Ireland.

Under current policy, charters are permitted on all routes to/from Ireland whether or not scheduled services exist on these routes. Limits may, however, be imposed on the availability of “seat only” sales on a charter flight. The mingling of Irish originating traffic with foreign originating traffic is permitted as is the mingling of inclusive tour and other charter categories.

Tour operators normally have pricing freedom to determine the fares they will charge on charter services. There is, however, a 14 day advance purchase requirement on advance booking charters to/from the US. No such requirement exists for charters to/from Canada for so long as no scheduled services are in place between the two countries.