Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Ceisteanna (82, 83)

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

82. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the name of each person who flew on the Government aircraft to the EPP conference in Zagreb, Croatia. [49195/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Thomas Byrne

Ceist:

83. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the cost of using the Government aircraft to travel to Zagreb to the EPP congress [49214/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 82 and 83 together.

The Ministerial Air Transport Service (MATS) provides the Government and the President with an independent, flexible and effective air transport service to assist in meeting national and international obligations.

Information relating to the Ministerial Air Transport Service (MATS) is published on my Department’s website and is updated on a monthly basis. In advance of the next update, the MATS details sought by the Deputy are set out as follows.

Date

Ministerial Time on Board

(Minutes)

Route

Department

Passengers

20/11/2019

595

Baldonnel - Zegreb - Baldonnel

Taoiseach

Taoiseach, MoS

Plus 6

The costs associated with CASA Maritime Patrol Aircraft used in provision of Ministerial Air Transport Service are as follows:

Aircraft

Average Fixed Costs Per Hour

Average Variable Costs Per Hour

Average Total Costs Per Hour

CASA CN235

1,290

1,860

3,150