Dublin Airport has opened a brand new €16m facility for transferring passengers.
The new building, which has been in the making for 14 months, can welcome four times more passengers connecting from one flight to another than current capacity - and greatly improves the journey.
The facility is located adjacent to Pier 4 near Terminal 2 and will greatly enhance Dublin Airport’s ability to compete for transfer traffic between Europe and North America.
Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison says of the new building:
“We have been growing Dublin Airport as a connecting gateway between Europe and North America steadily over the past five years and this new transfer facility will help us to further expand that business.”
“Growing this part of our business is hugely important in helping us to expand our route network at Dublin Airport, as these additional transfer passengers underpin the viability of a route and also encourage airlines to launch new services and add capacity on existing routes."
The three-storey building includes airline information desks, boarding card checkpoints, immigration and customs facilities for transfer passengers to complete a one-stop flight connection process within Pier 4.
Dublin Airport is the sixth largest airport in Europe for flight connections to North America, and is drawing strong flows of transfer traffic from Britain and continental Europe.
Dublin Airport’s top five transatlantic connecting routes are as follows:
- Chicago – Heathrow
- Boston – Heathrow
- Boston – Paris CDG
- Amsterdam – New York JFK
- Boston – Manchester
Dublin Airport is having its busiest summer to date, with more than 100,000 passengers passing through per day.