Air Navigation and Transport (Amendment) Act, 1998

Power of company to manage, develop and establish airports.

16.—(1) The company shall manage and develop the airports vested in it by section 14 and any other airport that may from time to time be established or owned by the company pursuant to subsection (3).

(2) The company shall ensure the provision of such services and facilities as are, in the opinion of the company, necessary for the operation, maintenance and development of a State airport, including roads, bridges, tunnels, approaches, water supply works and water-mains, gasworks and gas pipelines, sewers and sewage disposal works, electric lines, telecommunications facilities, lights and signs, apparatus, equipment, buildings and accommodation of whatever kind.

(3) The company may, with the consent of the Minister given after consultation with the Minister for Finance and subject to such conditions as the Minister may determine, establish a new airport or become the owner in whole or in part or manager of an existing airport.

(4) Where the Authority ceases to provide terminal services at a State airport the company shall, with the consent of the Authority, ensure the provision of those services at such airport.

(5) The Authority shall not unreasonably withhold its consent under subsection (4).

(6) In subsection (3) a reference to an airport includes a reference to an airport outside the State.