25. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for aviation in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 57203/12 asked on 20 Dec 2012 - Aviation Sector)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Alan Kelly) (Deputy Alan Kelly): My Department’s Statement of Strategy 2011-2014 outlines the over-arching goal for the aviation sector, which is to ensure that it supports Ireland’s economic and social goals in a safe, competitive, cost-effective and sustainable manner and to ensure maximum connectivity for Ireland with the rest of the world.
Within this context, one of my key priorities for next year is the development...