Dublin (DUB) Airport

Dublin DUB Airport Overview

Dublin Airport DUB (Aerofort Bhaile Atha Cliath) is not only Ireland's busiest airport, but is also among the busiest airports in Europe.  In terms of customer service a most recent ACI study determined that Dublin came in as number four among 28 European airports within  the same passenger count. 
DUB Airport is located in Collinstown, in the Fingal part of County of Dublin, near the city of Swords, and 10 km north of Dublin City, Republic of Ireland, and accessible directly via the N9, connecting shortly thereafter to the M50 motorway encircling part of Dublin, and connecting to motorways N2, N3, N4, N7, N91/92 and N11.

With two runways and an estimated 24 million  passengers per year, the Airport is hub for Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional, and Ryanair, and is served by a multitude of domestic, international, low-fare and charter airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.

- Dublin Airport offers U.S. border preclearance services for US-bound passengers - meaning after arrving in the U.S., they can forgo the 30-45 minute immigration & customs procedure.
- Visa requirements for travelers from India:  Tourists, travelers on business & other eligible visitors from India will now be able to visit both the UK and Ireland (North & South Ireland) - moving freely between the two countries on a single visa.
- Self-service kiosks & baggage drops: T2 now has 32 self-service kiosks & 12 touchless self-service bag-drop units for Aer Lingus passengers, while T1 now added 15 more self-service bag-drop units for Ryanair passengers, and 3 separate baggage-drop units at check-in Area 7 for common-use by airlines (like CityJet and Flybe).
- To insure continued high customer service while passenger counts are on the increase, Dublin Airport hired additional staff, serving mainly passenger-facing areas.

- On-Airport hotels Clarion & Radisson are located on either side of the airport's circle road.
- A new 22-level Airport Hotel with 402 rooms - to be linked to T2  - is scheduled for construction by October 2017, and to open 2019. 

Dublin Airport has two passenger terminals - Domestic T1 & International T2.

Important Telephone numbers:
Airport Police - tel. +353 (0)1 814 4300
Customer Comments - tel. +353 (0)1 814 4717
Executive Lounge     +353(0)1 814 4779
Lost & Found - tel. +353 (0)1 814 5555
The Loop inquiries - tel. +353 (0)1 814 4356
Parking - tel. +353 (0)1 814 4828 or e-mail parkingdublin@daa.ie
Pre-Order Shopping - tel. 1800 747 747
Platinum Services     +353 (0)1 814 4895
Shopping Inquiries - tel. +353 (0)1 814 4356
Travel Services - e-mail: travelservices@dublinairport.com

Current & future Airport developments:  Terminal 1's Arrivals Hall refurbishment: While the Arrivals Hall upgrade is well underway, in Sept. 2016 it was anounced that T1 is to replace the flooring on the departure level, remove ticket desks at windows for more light & space, replace ceiling and give T1 a new front look.
  - Construction on a second runway is to start early 2017. The 3,110 meter runway is to be completed by 2020.
  - While a proposed third terminal was awaiting Government review - Ryanair in October 2016 offered to build new Terminal 3 at 200M Euros. (T3 is needed as 2016 is expected to end with a 27M passenger count.)
  - Construction of a 16.5km long Light Rail Link from Dublin Airport to Dublin city center and Swords starts 2021 - to be completed 2026/27 - whereupon the train will make the journey from O'Connell Street to the Airport in 19 minutes.

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