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Terminal 2 Celebrates Its Second Birthday

November 19 2012

Arrivals area at Terminal 2, Dublin Airport 

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport is two years old today.

About 16 million passengers have used the award-winning new terminal since it was officially opened on November 19, 2010.

The opening of T2 has radically improved the travel experience at Dublin Airport and has also helped win significant new long-haul and short-haul business.

“Today we are not just celebrating T2’s second birthday; it’s also the second birthday of the new Dublin Airport,” according to DAA Interim Chief Executive, Oliver Cussen.  “The opening of T2 was the last element of a wider five-year construction programme that gave customers a new and improved Dublin Airport, with new two new departure gate areas, new campus roads, new car parks, new aircraft parking areas, new taxiways, and new and improved electricity, gas and water networks,” Cussen added.

The advent of T2 has helped Dublin Airport win new business over the past two years. The hugely successful Emirates service to Dubai launched last January and has already undergone a significant expansion. There have also been new transatlantic services to Charlotte, North Carolina with US Airways, and to Washington DC with United Airlines. American Airlines will launch a new Dublin-JFK service next year, and Aer Lingus has also significantly expanded its short-haul network from T2 over the past two years.

Passenger numbers at Dublin  Airport increased by 2% last year to 18.7 million, and so far this year, numbers are up a further 1%, as 16.5 million passengers have passed through the airport in the first 10 months of this year.

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