Dublin Airport Authority renamed daa
In July 2013, the Irish Government formally renamed the Dublin Airport Authority as daa. The reason for the decision was that the “Dublin” and “Authority” elements of the name were not related to the functions carried out by the daa. The daa is responsible for both Dublin and Cork airports, a fact that was not reflected in the name, and “Authority” was seen to have negative connotations when the daa is in fact involved in the on-going development of the airports and not just managing its day to day operations.
According to the daa, the new name will have positive associations with the general public and the aviation industry, while continuing to promote its key business components, namely Dublin and Cork Airports, Aer Rianta retail operations and the new subsidiary which focuses on airport transaction processing and consultations.
This new division in fact, which operates under the Consult DAA name has already won contracts to design corporate lounges in various airports and has been involved in carrying out safety audits at other airports. The new division also offers advice services to corporate clients involved in mergers within the aviation sector.