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Dublin Airport, (Irish: Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath) (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), is an international airport serving Dublin, Ireland and is operated by daa. It is located 5.4 nmi (10.0 km; 6.2 mi) north of Dublin city near Swords, in the county of Fingal. In 2014, 21.7 million passengers passed through the airport, making it the busiest of the state’s airports by total passenger traffic. It also has the greatest traffic levels on the island of Ireland followed by Belfast International Airport.

The airport has an extensive short and medium haul network, served by an array of carriers as well as some intercontinental routes focused in the Middle East and North America. It serves as the headquarters of Ireland’s flag carrier Aer Lingus, Ireland’s regional airline Stobart Air (formerly Aer Arann) and also Europe’s largest low-cost carrier Ryanair, along with Air Contractors, together with a fifth airline, CityJet, which doesn’t maintain major operations here.

United States border preclearance services are available at the airport for US-bound passengers, making Dublin one of only two European airports with this facility along with Shannon.

The current Terminal 1 building originally opened in 1972, and was initially designed to handle five million passengers per year. The original design included a second pier which would have been identical to the current decagon-shaped boarding pier B, but this was never built. A car park was originally located on the upper floor of the building, and the access ramps are still in place but it was closed for security reasons in the 1970s and converted into offices. Terminal 1 has been regularly extended and improved over the last two decades. In October 2007, a new pier designed by Larry Oltmanns, while design director of the London office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who also designed graphics for its interior, was opened to the north of terminal 1. This pier caters for the majority of Ryanair flights. In 2009, a new extension featuring new food and retail outlets was added to the side of Terminal 1. Terminal 1 is currently home to all short haul flights, except those of Aer Lingus. Air Canada and Air Transat are the sole long haul operators based out of Terminal 1 each offering seasonal services until May 2014 when Air Canada’s new low cost carrier Rouge will begin daily year round Toronto-Dublin. As of 2012, Terminal 1 offers free wi-fi access.

Terminal 2 is a 75,000 m2 (810,000 sq ft) terminal and pier (pier E) which provides 19 air bridges for aircraft and is capable of handling 15 million passengers annually, thereby allowing the airport to handle 35 million passengers a year. The project was designed by Pascall+Watson architects, and the total cost is put at €600 million. Another pier (Pier F) is planned to be built to the south of Terminal 2 when required. The majority of long-haul carriers have moved to Terminal 2, including Aer Lingus, which has relocated all its mainline operations. Terminal 2 also features the US pre-clearance immigration facility which was previously housed in Terminal 1. Construction of Terminal 2 began on 1 October 2007, and was officially opened on 19 November 2010 by the then Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. When the project was commissioned, it seemed like a reasonable investment. But after the opening, the project was subject to some criticism, as it had opened at a time when air traffic at Dublin airport had been subject to declines due to the economic downturn. Mainline carriers like Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways use Terminal 2.

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Dublin Airport Duty Free Shops

Duty Free and luxury boutiques at this airport include:

The Loop Duty Free

Jo Malone

Sunglass Hut


Kurt Geiger

Hugo Boss

LK Bennett