easycharter’s Airport of the Month for July 2021 is Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW)
Dublin Airport (53°25′17″N 006°16′12″W) is the international airport of Dublin, Ireland. Dublin Airport is located in Collinstown, 7 km north of Dublin, and 3 km south of the town of Swords. Its designated field elevation is 74 m above mean sea level.
In 2019, DUB handled 32’907’673 passengers and 226’181 aircraft movements. DUB is the busiest airport in Ireland by total passenger traffic, followed by Belfast International Airport. In addition, it is the twelfth busiest airport in Europe. In 2020, passenger traffic dropped a massive 77.8%, heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In January 2021, Dublin Airport scheduled flights to only 85 cities, compared to 200 routes prior to the pandemic.
Ireland’s busiest airport has an extensive short and medium-haul network, in addition to a significant long-haul network. The airport’s long-haul network mainly involves North America and the Middle East. Since August 2019, Dublin Airport flies to over 31 intercontinental destinations. DUB serves as a hub for Aer Lingus. It also serves as a headquarters for Ryanair, ASL Airlines Ireland, CityJet, and Norwegian Air International.
For its use of mapping software from ESRI Ireland, DUB was selected for the Special Achievement in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) award in August 2019.
Airport Infrastructure at DUB
Dublin Airport has two main passenger terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Over the last two decades, the older Terminal 1 has been regularly extended and improved. Terminal 1 is currently home to all airlines except Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Norwegian, and United Airlines. The larger Terminal 2, operational since 2010, is currently home to Aer Lingus. It is also the transatlantic gateway for flights to the United States, as it now features a US pre-clearance immigration facility. It is one of only two airports in Europe and three outside the Americas with US border preclearance services for US-bound passengers.
DUB has two currently operational asphalt runways. Runway 10R/28L (previously designated 10/28) is 2’637 m long. Runway 16/34 is 2’072 m long. A new runway 10L/28R is currently under construction. Runway 10L/28R will measure 3’110 m and will run parallel to the north of runway 10R/28L. Moreover, a new air traffic control complex and control tower are also under construction, to replace the existing structure.
Ground Transportation at DUB
Public transport options to the center of Dublin city are taxis, buses, and private transport. Currently, there is no direct rail link to the Dublin city center. A large network of bus and coach routes serve Dublin Airport, linking the airport to the wider Dublin area and the rest of the country via intercity links. Taxis are available directly outside Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
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