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Dublin Airport - Articles and news items

Dublin, Europe’s fastest growing airport

Airport news  •  9 August 2016  •  

According to independent figures published this week, Dublin Airport has been announced as the fastest growing airport in Europe. The study by Airports Council International Europe (ACI) and confined to Europe’s top tier airports in terms of size and passenger capacity at over 25m per annum confirmed that Dublin Airport, in terms of passengers-per-year, saw an increase […]

Dublin Airport progresses with plans for a second runway

Airport news  •  20 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Operator daa is progressing with plans to build a new runway at Dublin Airport by 2020 following recovery of passenger numbers over the last two years.

Ground handling at Dublin Airport: Enabling growth from the ground up

Issue 1 2016  •  26 January 2016  •  Aidan Fidgeon, Head of Capacity Solutions and Capital Programmes at Dublin Airport

To enable and assist growth, Dublin Airport has begun an extensive airfield upgrade programme. Aidan Fidgeon, Head of Capacity Solutions and Capital Programmes at Dublin Airport, outlines the €80 million investment which, when complete, will upgrade and rehabilitate some critical airfield assets...

Dublin Airport sets new record with 25 million passengers in 2015

Airport news  •  18 January 2016  •  Charlotte Batchelor

daa creating 350 new jobs due to increased traffic...

One million use Dublin Airport U.S. preclearance facility in a year

Airport news  •  11 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

One million passengers have been processed using the U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility at Dublin Airport in a single year.

Plans confirmed for Dublin Airport Metro North link

Airport news  •  30 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Irish Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD has announced plans to build a new Metro North link between Dublin Airport and the city centre.

Work begins on Dublin Airport €20 million modernisation project

Airport news  •  16 September 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

Work has begun on a £20 million modernisation project to improve aviation aprons at Dublin Airport for operator daa.

IAA signs Remote Tower System contract with Saab

Airport news  •  5 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has signed a contract with defence and security company Saab to deliver a Remote Tower Centre at Dublin Airport.

Record year for transatlantic traffic at Dublin Airport

Airport news  •  5 September 2013  •  DAA

Transatlantic traffic at Dublin Airport will set a new record this year with more than 1.8 million passengers expected to travel on flights...

Dublin Airport celebrates Twitter milestone

Airport news  •  27 August 2013  •  DAA

Dublin Airport celebrated reaching 40,000 followers on Twitter by distributing Twitter themed cupcakes...

DAA rebates €1.5M in airport charges to 25 airlines that grew business at Dublin last year

Airport news  •  10 January 2013  •  DAA

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 2% last year to 19.1 million...

Economic decline but airport growth

Issue 2 2012  •  29 March 2012  •  Vincent Harrison, Director of Strategy at the Dublin Airport Authority

Traffic at Dublin Airport Authority’s three Irish airports returned to overall growth last year, as a jump in inbound travellers more than offset continued weakness in outgoing trips.More than 22.7 million passengers used Dublin, Cork and Shannon airports during 2011, an increase of one per cent. Dublin Airport was DAA’s best performer last year with passenger traffic increasing by two per cent to 18.7 million passengers. Excluding domestic air travel within the Irish Republic, which has declined due to domestic economic factors and a much improved road network, international passenger numbers were up two per cent across the group and by three per cent at Dublin.Economic conditions remain the main driver of air travel and as the Irish economy contracted from 2008 passenger numbers declined, just as they had enjoyed double digit growth during the period of economic expansion.Dublin Airport’s traffic, for example, is still almost 40 per cent higher than it was in the year 2000, which equates to an extra five million passengers over the past 11 years, despite the recent slowdown.

Sill on board at Dublin’s new Terminal

Airport news  •  14 November 2011  •  Vantage Public Relations

The impressive new, €395 million Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport, can meet the needs of both long-haul and short-haul passengers...

Dublin unveils forward thinking terminal

Issue 1 2011  •  26 January 2011  •  Ciaran Scanlon, Project Director (T2) Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)

Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 was officially opened by the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Brian Cowen on November 19, 2010, to broad acclaim. The new facility, the largest public building ever constructed in Ireland, represents the centrepiece of the Dublin Airport Authority’s (DAA) €1.2 billion investment programme at the airport over the past five years.This programme incorporated more than 120 separate projects to a minimum value of €5 million and delivered new, expanded or upgraded facilities across the airfield, terminal buildings and landside campus. Amongst its larger projects were a new boarding gate facility, Pier D (2007); over 80 acres of aircraft parking zones, taxiways and contact stands (2008) and an extension to the existing passenger terminal (2009).

New incentive scheme to encourage airlines to grow traffic at Dublin Airport

Airport news  •  20 January 2010  •  Dublin Airport Authority (DAA)

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) has unveiled a major new financial incentive scheme to encourage traffic growth at Dublin Airport this year.


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