Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (150, 151)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

150. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the estimated revenue that would be raised if the air travel tax was reinstated at a rate of €5 per passenger, including exemptions for disabled passengers and cabin crew. [29148/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

151. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Finance the estimated revenue that would be raised if the air travel tax was reinstated at a rate of €5 per passenger with no exemptions. [29149/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 150 and 151 together.

I am advised by Revenue that based on the number of departing passengers in 2018 as published by the Central Statistics Office (18,300,561), the expected revenue generated would be €91.5 million, if charged at a rate of €5 per passenger. There is no information available in respect of the number of disabled passengers and cabin crew to calculate the proposed exemptions.