Re: Re: Airports; how many state subsidised airports are required in Ireland
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The population of the Republic of Ireland is now just over 4 million, on the last census data.
State owned airports at
Dublin – – c18m passengers a year throughput
There are publicly supported airports at
(Capital, marketing and sometimes PSO support)
The Republic also supports financially
City of Derry Airport, which is in Northern Ireland
Galway (Inverin) and the three fields on the Aran Islands have probably also had public funds.
I make that fourteen airports, with public money behind them, to a greater or lesser degree, for four million or so population. And the military airport at Baldonnel, of course is publicly funded.
Three other airports in Northern Ireland, have had passenger services of some interest to passengers south of the border. Two of them currently do so.
Heck, we do need lots more airports:D , Athlone, for example is simply miles from an airport.