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Dublin - Driving Directions

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From Dublin city centre, take the M50 north, then go off to the M1 northbound.The airport is well signposted.

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Dublin - Public Transport

By Bus & Coach

Dublin Airport is accessible by over 700 buses and coaches daily. From the airport, you can reach many areas in and around Dublin, as well as various locations outside the capital. For more information on services provided by any of the bus or coach operators listed below.

Dublin City and Surrounding Areas

Bus Company // Contact Details // Website

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Aircoach // Aircoach offers service from Dublin Airport to the city centre and south Dublin city. Their service runs 24 hours daily. This service stops at most of the major hotels around Dublin city. //" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> /

Urbus // Urbus offers service from Dublin Airport to Castleknock, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre and Swords. //" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> /

National Coach Services

Coach Company // Contact Details // Website

Ardcavan // Ardcavan operates daily service Monday to Saturday from Dublin Airport to the city centre, stopping at Gorey, Enniscorthy, Wexford, and ending at Wellington Bridge. Service departs from the Coach Park in the short-term car park. //" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> /

Aircoach // Aircoach operates services from Dublin Airport to both Belfast and Cork. Services depart from outside the Arrivals area. //" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> /

Bus Eireann // Bus Eireann provides daily bus service from Dublin Airport to Letterkenny, Belfast, Banbridge, Newry, Dundalk, Drogheda, and Balbriggan. McGeehan coaches in conjunction with Bus Eireann operate a direct service to Donegal Town via cavan, Swanlinbar, Ballyconnell, Enniskillen. // /

Bus Nestor // Busnestor provides seven coach services daily from Galway and all towns en route. // /

Citylink // Citylink offers hourly services to Galway/Waterford from 8.15am to 9.15pm. Service departs from the Coach Park in the short-term car park. //" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> /

John Mc Ginley // Route A - Ardee, Carrickmacross, Castleblaney, Monaghan, Omagh, Derry, Inishowen, Co. Donegal; Route B - Ardee, Carrickmacross, Castleblaney, Monaghan, Omagh, Lifford, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal //" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> /

JJ Kavanagh // JJ Kavanagh operates daily coach services to Limerick, Waterford and Tramore and points en route. Service departs from the Coach Park in the Short-Term car park. //" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> /



Passengers arriving by taxi will be set down on the departures roadway directly outside the terminal building.

Metered Area

If your journey is within the Dublin Taxi Metered Area, the driver must charge the fare shown on the meter, plus extras if applicable. The meter should be engaged at start of hire.

Outside Metered Area

Journeys outside the metered area are by a fee per journey. It is advisable to negotiate the price with the driver before beginning your journey.


Complaints regarding vehicles, drivers, fares charged or queries relating to lost property should be submitted in writing to:

Complaints Section,

Garda Carriage Office,

Dublin Castle,

Dublin 2

Telephone: + 353 (01) 666 9864 / +353 (01) 666 9863

Fax: +353 (01) 666 9870

Details of the complaint should contain:

1. Roof sign number of the taxi concerned

2. Date, time and details of the incident

3. Contact telephone number where you can be reached.

Taxis are licensed by Dublin Corporation and monitored by the Garda Carriage Office ( ) (Police) (this will one a new window). Permits to operate at the airport are issued by Dublin Airport. Taxis are available for hire only at the taxi rank located outside the Arrivals Building. It is an offence for taxi drivers to offer taxis for hire to passengers within the Terminal building.


By Rail

There is currently no direct rail link to Dublin Airport. Taxi and bus services are available to most train stations throughout the Dublin area. Dublin Bus serves Heuston and Connolly rail stations.

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Dublin - Car Parking

Car Parking

Dublin Airport offers 24 hour parking, in its 3,600 short-term and 14,400 long-term spaces. All car parks are regularly patrolled by airport police.,

Whichever car park you use, remember to keep your car park ticket with you and pay your parking fee before returning to your car. Automatic pay stations are located in the arrivals terminal and walk-in entrance to short-term parking area. Credit card payments are accepted at all pay stations. Parking conditions apply.

Short stay

A few metres from the terminal entrance Recommended for stays of up to 5 hours Ideal for seeing someone off or meeting friends and family

Short-term parking is available directly opposite the terminal building. Follow the signposts for Short-term parking, staying to the right lanes as you near the parking area. Please make note of where you parked your car (lot and level).

Short-term parking charges - eff. 17/01/06

Duration // Cost

30 minutes // € 1.50*

1 hour // € 3.00*

2 hours // € 6.00*

3 hours // € 9.00*

4 hours // € 12.00*

5 hours // € 15.00*

6 hours // € 18.00*

7 hours // € 21.00*

8 hours // € 24.00*

9 hours // € 27.00*

10 to 24 hours // € 30.00*

Additional Days (per day) // € 30.00*

Contact Us

1800 204010 (within Ireland)

+353 1 8144828 (outside Ireland)


Long stay:

20 Minutes from the terminal building Courtesy bus to the terminal Ideal for longer trips and family holidays

Long-Term parking is available along the east perimeter of the airport. Follow the signposts for Long-Term parking. A free shuttle bus runs continuously between the terminal building and Long-term parking. Please make note of the parking zone where you parked your car.

It is essential that you carry your parking ticket with you. The parking fee must be paid at one of the pay stations located either in the Arrivals terminal, or directly outside the Arrivals terminal at the entrance to the Short-Term parking area. Passengers who have paid their parking fee should return to the Long Term Car Park on the free shuttle bus.

This is a remote car park and customers should arrive 40 minutes before check-in time to allow adequate time to transfer from the car park to the terminal.

Long-term parking rates:

Up to one day (24 hours from time of entry) € 8.50*

Each additional day (or part thereof) € 8.50*

Contact Us:

1800 204010 (within Ireland)

+353 1 8144828 (outside Ireland)


Car Valet

A valet service for your car is provided within Block A of the short-term multi story car park by Crystal Clean. For information on valets and prices see the crystal clean website (" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> ).


Reduced Mobility

Easy access car parking spaces are provided on the ground level of the multi-storey Short-Term car park, for both long and short-term stays. The spaces are linked to car park control by an intercom system. In the event of these spaces being full, drivers should park in the nearest available space. Reduced rates apply for long-term stays. Drivers with disability who wish to avail of the reduced rate should phone Dublin Airport in advance at (01) 8144828. Drivers should ensure that a valid disabled permit is displayed on their vehicle at all times.


Car Park Information Line

1800 204010 (within Ireland)

+353 1 8144828 (outside Ireland)

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Dublin - Intra Terminal Transfer

A free shuttle bus runs continuously between the terminal building and Long-term parking.

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Dublin - Car Hire

Car Rentals

Hertz, Avis, Budget, Murrays Europcar and National Car Rentals all operate from car-hire desks in the Arrivals Concourse. There are also a number of pre-booked car-hire desks on this concourse. These include Argus, Atlas, Dan Dooley, Hamills, Malones, Sixt and Thrifty. The daily opening hours for all of these companies are 06.00hrs - 23.00 hrs.

Car Hire Companies:

Rental Company // Contact Details

Avis Rent A Car // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 605 7500

Europcar Ireland // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 812 0410

Hertz Car Rental // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 844 5466

National Car Rentals // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 844 4162

Budget Car Rental // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 844 5150

Irish Car // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 844 4199

Pre-Booked Cars:

Rental Company // Contact Details

Argus Car Rental // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 862 3822

Atlas Car Hire // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 844 4859

Thrifty Car Rental // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 844 1950

Dan Dooley Car Hire // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 814 4043

County Car Rentals // Rochestown Ave, Co. Dublin. Phone +353 1 235 2030

Enterprise Rent-a-Car // Arrivals Hall, Main Terminal. Phone +353 1 460 5042

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Dublin - Info And Helpdesks

In arrival areayou will find the Information desk for the airport and a separate one for Dublin Tourism.

Lost Property

Enquires regarding lost property at Dublin Airport (and not on-board aircraft) should be referred to the Airport Police Public Office on the Arrivals Road.

Opening Hours are 07.30 to 22.30. Phone (01) 814 5555 or fill in our on line form.

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Dublin - Airport Facilities

Foreign Currency & Banking

Bank of Ireland

Travellers cheques provide the safest, most convenient way to carry money when travelling. You should always keep a separate list of the numbers of your travellers cheques in a safe place, as their value is recoverable should they be lost or stolen.

Banking Opening Hours

Day // Opening Times

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday // 10:00 - 16:00

Wednesday // 10:00 - 17:00

Pier C // 07:00 - 15:00

Day // Opening Times

Monday // 05:30 - 20:00

Friday // 05:30 - 21:00

Saturday // 05:30 - 21:00

Sunday // 05:30 - 21:00

ICE - Bureau de Change

ICE (International Currency Exchange) Bureau de Change outlets are located in a number of convenient locations through out the terminal building. Locations and daily opening hours are as follows:

Location // Opening Times

Arrivals Landside // 05:30 - 00.00

Baggage Reclaim (Pier A) // 06:00 - 22.00

Baggage Reclaim (Pier B) // 05.30 - 00.00

Departures Landside // 05:30 - 22.00

Pier A // 06:00 - 21.00

Pier B // 05:30 - 21.00

Pier C // 07.00 - 15.00


Cash dispensers (ATMs) are available both before and after security control.



Sit Back Relax & Lounge

Welcome to the Anna Livia Departure Lounge! Why not enjoy the comfort and relaxing atmosphere of our own Lounge for up to three hours - for only €20! We offer an excellent service to all passengers regardless of airline or class of ticket. Relax in comfort while you wait to board your flight and enjoy:

Complimentary refreshments Newspapers and magazines A dedicated Business Centre with free Internet access Notification of delays and flight times

Get together before you get away! Travelling with golfing partners or work colleagues? Then why not arrange to meet up before your flight in our lounge (Maximum group size of 10). And why not join our Anna Livia Club for only €242 a year? This will allow you and a guest unlimited access to our Lounge. We also offer corporate memberships.

To contact us, lo-call 1890 30 60 90.

Location: The Anna Livia Departure Lounge is convenient to the A, B and C departure Piers. Access is via the stairs or the lift beside the Wrights of Howth Shop in the direction of the C Boarding Gates.


Left Luggage

A left luggage facility is available in the Car Park Atrium, directly across the road from the Terminal, for short and long term storage of luggage.

The facility is open from 06.00 to 23.00 daily and rates vary depending on the size of baggage. The Greencaps porterage service is available in the Departure and Arrival Areas to assist passengers with their baggage.

Special group and tour rates are available and an executive service package is also offered. Arrangements can be made for the porters to meet you in the car park and bring your luggage to the terminal for check-in.

A car key holding facility exists for passengers, at a charge, with Greencaps, in the Car Park Atrium. The keys must be collected by the person nominated to do so. This person must have photographic identification when collecting the keys. Those leaving keys must also provide a reference of where their car is parked.

For further details phone the Greencaps on (01) 814 4633.


Luggage Trolleys

For passenger convenience, baggage trolleys are available to use free of charge. They are located in 50 trolley bays throughout the airport complex.

Customer Service Agents are always available to assist arriving passengers.


Meet & Greet Service

Flight Greeting

Whether your guests are important clients, guest speakers, dignitaries or even potential customers, the VIP Service will ensure your guests receive personalised and priority treatment while using Dublin Airport.

The meet and greet service can help a parent travelling with several young children, teenage, elderly, nervous or non-English speaking passengers. Flight Greeting is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of airport procedures and will apply this knowledge to address the needs of these passengers.

Phone +353 (01) 8058000 or visit the Flight Greeting website.

Platinum Airport Services

Platinum Airport Services is the perfect host for Airport needs. We will meet you and greet you, providing you with full confidence through all airport procedures.

We understand the need to provide a polished professional and reliable service, whilst at the same time maintaining the flexibility required in the ever-changing travel industry.

With our range of partners and affiliates delivering a Platinum service we know that you will be provided with a superior care and attention and will visit us each time you use Dublin Airport.

Phone +353 (01) 814 5021 or vist the Platinum Airport Services website (" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> /)=.


Baby Changing Facilities

Baby changing facilities are available in a number of locations around the terminal:

Arrivals Hall near Upper Crust Cafe Arrivals Hall near Hughes & Hughes Bookshop Departures Area (1) Beside the Airline Ticket Desk in Pier C Pier B as mentioned on the Web page Pier A Upper Baggage Hall Opposite Belt Number (1) Baggage Hall Opposite Belt Number (8) Most airport toilets.

Remember to keep everything that your baby needs on the flight in your carry-on luggage, ensuring that it is always to hand.



Dublin Airport Medical Aid

Fully trained staff are employed at the airport. Anyone in need of emergency medical aid should seek the assistance of an Airport Police Officer or any member of Dublin Airport Staff.


The Airport Pharmacy is located before and after security. Prescriptions are only dispensed in the branch before security. Please contact the branch in advance to check your medication is available.

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 06.30 to 18.30.

Friday - Sunday 09.00 to 23.30.

Phone +353-1-8144649


Religious Facilities

Dublin Airport Church is located within the Dublin Airport complex. Situated in its own grounds, just one minutes walk from the arrivals door. The Catholic Church was opened in 1964 and the present chaplain is Father Jim Kenny. He may be contacted by:

Telephone: +353 (0) 86 1642113

Email: kennyjim@

Mass Times

Daily mass available Monday to Friday at 1.00pm.

Saturday: Vigil Mass: 7.00 pm

Sunday: 10.00 am and 11.30 am

Confessions: After the 1.00 pm mass daily or after the Saturday evening 7.00 pm mass or at any other time by request.


SHOPPING: Airside Shopping area is new and contains 25 shops, bars and restaurants including a large duty-free. You are bound to find that last minute gift.

FOOD&DRINKS: Main Terminal: Ritazza Mezz - Self service, Cafe Ritazza - Coffee and cake, Sbarro - Pasta and pizza, O'Brians Sandwich Bar, Sky View Bar/Cafe, McDonalds, Uppercrust - Sandwiches, The Green Room Bar and the Red Room for drinks. In the boarding area you will find a similar selection.

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Dublin - Conference Facilities

Meeting rooms and business lounges are available, with full business facilities, including photocopy, fax and Internet access (e-mail: theroomgublin@ ). A VIP Service is also available (tel: (0)1 814 1111).

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Dublin - Handicapped Facilities

People with Reduced Mobility

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is dedicated to providing accessibility for people with reduced mobility. Currently, the provision of assistance for people with reduced mobility is the responsibility of the airlines though the airport provides the infrastructure that enables passenger access through the terminal to the aircraft by means of lifts and ramps.

When travelling, passengers with reduced mobility should notify their airline or travel agent directly when booking if special facilities/assistance are required. Some airlines provide wheelchair assistance as part of their passenger handling service. Other airlines outsource this service to Fernley Limited, an independent company providing various support services on request.

Fernley provide passenger assistance to and from the aircraft using specialised equipment to ensure the safe and comfortable movement of passengers. Fernley can be contacted at the airport on +353 1 814 5505 The DAA welcomes any comments on the levels of service provided and will ensure that the feedback received will be passed on to the relevant bodies.

However, from 2007, under new EU Legislation, the airport authorities will be responsible for the provision of assistance for people with reduced mobility.

In line with the Department of Transport's objectives, it is the aim of the Dublin Airport Authority, "that all passenger transport providers should provide the highest possible degree of accessibility, subject to available resources and competing priorities and rules of practicality."

The DAA has set up a Disability Users Group made up of representatives from a broad range of organisations catering for individuals with specific disabilities. This Users Group includes the Irish Hard of Hearing Association, the Irish Wheelchair Association, the National Council on Ageing and Older People, Inclusion Ireland, the National Association for Deaf People, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and People with Disabilities in Ireland.

Our aim in establishing this group is to ensure that any decisions relating to future developments are fully communicated to those people or groups with specific needs. The Dublin Airport Authority provides the following facilities (which are continuously monitored) for passengers with reduced mobility:

1. Set down area on the Departures and Arrivals roads for people with reduced mobility.

2. Specially reserved easy access car parking spaces are available on the ground level of the multi-storey car park for both long-term and short-term stays. The spaces are linked to car park control by an intercom system. Reduced parking rates apply for long-term stays.

3. Fully accessible terminal building.

4. Specially adapted facilities including toilets and lifts, all clearly signposted. All new lifts have an inbuilt voiceover and have Braille buttons.

5. A series of induction loops to facilitate the amplification of announcements for passengers with hearing difficulties.

6. A counter loop system at the information desk to facilitate clear communication with the information assistants on duty.

7. A wheelchair-friendly facility at our Information Desk in the Arrivals Hall.

The Dublin Airport Authority is a customer service-oriented organisation. Should you need any assistance at the Airport please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Relations Agents or any available staff member.

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Dublin - Wireless Lan

Eircom provide WiFi internet access in Arrivals, Departures, the Mezzanine, the North Terminal, and Departure gates in Piers A, B, C. (30 min/€3.00, 7 days/€30.00)

O2 Ireland provide WiFi internet access in Aer Lingus Gold Circle and Premier Class Lounge. (20 min/€3.00)

Boingo provide WiFi internet access at Main terminal level 4 Brasserie Bar. ($21.95 per month // $0.12/min premium location charge)

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Dublin - Hotels

Airport Hotels

There are a number of hotels based on site and some just a short hop from the airport site.


On Site Hotels:

The hotels listed below are based on the airport site. A courtesy shuttle bus operates to and from both hotels and can be contacted using the courtesy telephone in the arrivals hall.

Great Southern Hotel Dublin Airport

The Great Southern Hotel Dublin Airport, situated at Dublin Airport, currently holds 229 guest rooms and 30 conference rooms, and has a restaurant seating up to 150 people.

Tel: + 353 (0) 1 844 6000

Clarion Hotel

The Clarion offers a choice of 3 restaurants plus bar, dedicated conference and banquet facilities including 2 air-conditioned suites, private garden, and a complimentary pass to nearby ALSAA Leisure Centre for guests.

Tel: + 353 (0) 1 8080 500



Off Site Hotels:

The following hotels are not based on the airport site but are in close proximity. Contact these hotels directly to arrange a courtesy bus to collect you from the airport.

Bewley’s Hotel

Located only minutes from Dublin Airport and a short distance from the city centre. This hotel offers spacious deluxe rooms along with meeting and dinning facilities.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 857 1000


Carlton Hotel

Carlton Dublin Airport Hotel is a purpose-built international 4 star hotel beside Dublin Airport and linking to the M1 and M50 motorways. This is a new, elegant and stylishly designed hotel where your every need has been anticipated. Just 200 metres from the entrance to the airport, it could not be more conveniently located.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 8667500,


Crowne Plaza

Located only minutes from Dublin Airport and 15 minutes from Dublin city centre, this hotel offers you everything you expect from a world-renowned name and more. Location, landmark features and luxury – we’ve got them all, and we look forward to sharing them with you.

Tel: +353 (0)1 862 8888


Days Hotel

Situated just off the M50 at Ballymun a mere 10 minute drive from Dublin Airport and just 4 miles from the City Centre. The hotel is part of a ground breaking €2.5 billion development at Ireland’s newest and most radically transformed regeneration area. Easy access by public transport ensures the hotel is ideal for a business or leisure stay.

Tel: +353(0) 1 8669500


Hilton Hotel

With 166 bedrooms, including 4 Junior Suites, a function room that caters for up to 450 people, 9 purpose-built meeting rooms with a business centre and a LivingWell fitness centre, the Hilton Dublin Airport is perfect for you.

Tel: +353 (0) 1 866 1800


Tulip Hotel

The Tulip Inn Dublin Airport Hotel is a new hotel in the area surrounding Dublin Airport. This quality hotel offers the highest standard of comfort and luxury to all its patrons.


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Dublin - News Update

New Terminal to Transform Dublin Airport

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is to build a new €395m terminal at Dublin Airport capable of handling up to 15 million passengers per year.

Construction of T2 is due to begin in the second quarter of next year and the new terminal will open in the Autumn of 2009. T2 will transform the passenger experience for travellers using Dublin Airport and raise capacity at the airport to a potential 35 million passengers per year.

“T2 will provide an elegant and contemporary gateway for 21st century Ireland,” said DAA chairman Gary McGann. “It provides a cost effective solution to Dublin Airport’s current capacity deficit that meets the Government’s requirement for delivery by 2009 and it represents a further significant milestone for the DAA in its commitment to deliver on its key shareholder and customer objectives.”

T2 will be a bright, modern building designed specifically to meet travellers’ needs. It will feature large airy spaces in areas such as check-in, baggage reclaim, security and the departures lounge. The 75,000 square metre terminal will also have dedicated facilities to meet the needs of business travellers and families travelling with young children. The public areas will create a calm and relaxing environment for arriving and departing passengers alike.

The planning application for T2 will be lodged this week with Fingal County Council together with a planning application for a new pier building (Pier E), an improved internal road network, a major utilities upgrade and a range of other associated works. The total cost, at current prices, of the terminal and the other new infrastructure for which planning permission is being sought is just over €600m.

T2 will be built close to the roundabout on the existing approach road to Terminal One. As part of the plan for T2, the internal roads at Dublin Airport will be upgraded and reconfigured to create separate dedicated approach routes for T1 and T2. Locations for a future Metro station and a ground transportation centre are also provided in the development plan.

T2 is a three-storey, curvilinear building that sits astride the main access road to Terminal One. The building has two main components - a check-in area and a departures and arrivals area – connected by a link that forms part of the central spine of the new building. The way in which T2 sits astride the road means that all arriving vehicular traffic for the existing passenger terminal will pass under this link on its way to T1.

In the spacious new check-in area passengers will find almost 60 traditional check-in desks and ample self-service kiosks and self-serve bag drop positions. Having passed through a centralised security area, they will enter a large departures lounge with retail and catering outlets providing views over the airfield. Passengers will then continue onto the boarding gates in the new Pier E to board their aircraft.

The new facilities allow arriving passengers move from gate to landside through the centre of the terminal without a change in levels. Another feature of T2’s design is that all passengers will pass through the heart of the building whether they are departing or arriving.

Aer Lingus is expected to be the primary user of T2 and the new terminal will also be home to other transatlantic and intercontinental carriers. The new 24,000 square metre Pier E facility, which is perpendicular to T2, will have gates for up to 19 short-haul aircraft or up to eight long-haul aircraft.

DAA chief executive Declan Collier said that while T2 would open in 2009, passengers using Dublin Airport would begin to see improvements in facilities from later this year. Work is currently underway on Area 14, a new lower ground floor check-in area in T1 that will open this December. The construction of Pier D, which will open in Autumn 2007, is also progressing and it will create a vibrant new departures area with 14 new gates for fast turnaround short-haul aircraft.

“We are acting to deliver new capacity at Dublin Airport to meet the needs of the travelling public and our airline partners,” he added. “In recent years, the facilities at Dublin have not kept pace with the huge growth in passenger numbers. But with the advent of T2, Pier E and our plan to upgrade the entire airport campus, we will deliver a high-quality, cost-effective, contemporary gateway for Irish air travellers and visitors to this country alike. In this context we welcome the fact that the cost-effective basis of the plans we announce today, will be affirmed by the independent cost verification consultants appointed by the Government.”

He added that the plans for T2 and Pier E are key elements of a major Airport Development Programme at Dublin Airport that also includes a new parallel runway, an extension to the existing Terminal One facility and a range of other upgrades and improvements due to be delivered over the next 10 years.

The design and specification of T2 and its associated infrastructure has been developed following a detailed consultation process with the airlines and other key stakeholders at Dublin Airport. This process revealed significantly more aggressive growth plans on the part of the principal airlines based at the Airport than had been anticipated when the DAA published its initial draft airport development plans a year ago.

“Our commitment to addressing the requirements of all our airline customers, service providers and passengers as effectively as possible, has led to a significant increase in the scope of our initial development plan and an acceleration in the delivery of some key supporting infrastructure,” said Declan Collier.

“To deliver the plans we announce today and the other essential infrastructure required, the DAA’s longer-term development plan for Dublin Airport will exceed the €1.2bn outlined in last year’s initial projections. We are currently engaged with the Regulator and other stakeholders with regard to the detail of this future investment.”

T2 has been designed by a project team comprising Arup, Pascall + Watson and Mace. The consortium was appointed as project manager and designer for T2, Pier E and all associated integration works earlier this year. The firms have previously worked on other major airport projects such as Heathrow’s Terminal 5, Beijing’s new Terminal 3, Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok International Airport and Seeb International Airport in Oman.


Issued 30th August 2006

For further information (media calls only) contact:

Vincent Wall, Director, Communications, DAA

Tel 01 814 4107, 087 6860727

Paul O’Kane, Communications Manager, Airport Development Programme, DAA

Tel 01 814 1897, 086 6090221 email: paulm.okane @

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