Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has stated that the importance of Dublin Airport to the national economy cannot be underestimated as over 97,000 jobs are, either directly or indirectly, related to the activities of Dublin Airport.
“The economic impact study carried out on Dublin Airport has shown the importance of the Airport to the national economy, particularly in terms of employment and connectivity. In fact, overall 15,700 jobs can be directly attributed to Dublin Airport, meaning that these jobs have either been created by the Airport itself or by airport related businesses. A further 9,600 jobs are indirectly related to Dublin Airport which means they are focused in both supplying airport businesses and providing them with support. An additional 72,000 jobs can be attributed to the Airport as they are classified as being induced by employee spending in the economy or as catalytic which includes tourism and trade related businesses.
“In total, €6.9 billion of GDP is, in some way, facilitated by Dublin Airport. Obviously, Dublin Airport is incredibly influential in terms of investment and job creation. It is a vital asset to Dublin Fingal and I am delighted that the airport and the tourism industry are performing strongly. The economic impact study on the Airport estimates that, out of the total number of jobs attributable to the presence of the Airport, 25,150 of these are in the Fingal region.
“Dublin Airport is undoubtedly vital to Fingal in terms of the jobs created in local towns as a result of the Airport’s presence. Furthermore, a large amount of the investment which is made in the local economy can be attributed to the Airport, both through companies related to its activities, and through those who base themselves in the North County to avail of the connectivity offered by the Airport.
“Looking at the centre-line projections for the Airports growth into the future, it is clear that it will continue to have massive benefits for both Fingal and the Greater Dublin area. By 2023, it is estimated that 27,700 people will be directly employed by the airport, and this would rise to almost 28,000 by 3033 and to almost 41,000 by 2043.
“Dublin Airport has greatly benefited the North County over the past 75 years, and I am sure it will continue to do so over the years to come.”
Total Economic Impact Generated and Facilitated by Dublin Airport by Region (Direct+Indirect+Induced+Catalytic)
Rest of Dublin 22,020
Rest of Leinster 20,900
Rest of Ireland 29,330