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Dublin Airport, which is Ireland's main aviation gateway, delivers unrivalled global connectivity for Ireland. Dublin Airport had eight years of consecutive passenger growth pre-Covid-19 with 32.9 million passengers in 2019. 

In 2022, it facilitated the journeys of more than 28.1 million passengers, representing a 231% increase on 2021 activity and an 85% recovery of 2019 levels. 26.5 million passengers either started or ended their journey through Dublin Airport in 2022 while 1.33 million used the airport as a transfer hub. 

Strategically located within Europe and the gateway from North America, Ireland is a committed member of the European Union and provides companies with guaranteed access to the European market. Ireland is the only English-speaking country within the EU and provides an ideal hub for organisations seeking a European base. Further to this, Irish tourism has been able to sustain growth from key markets such as Great Britain, North America and Mainland Europe. 

The airport consists of two 100,000 sq. metre terminals, and owns, manages, and operates the largest car park in Ireland with a total of 23,000 car park spaces. In August 2022, Dublin Airport opened its second runway, delivered on time and on budget, ready to facilitate the next chapter for Dublin Airport.   

The North Runway facilitates larger aircraft and connectivity with long-haul destinations as well as much needed extra runway slot capacity for short-haul flights during early morning and late evening peak departure and arrival periods. The North Runway is critical to Dublin’s growing position as a hub for travel between Europe and North America. 

With U.S. Preclearance, a new runway and world-class connectivity, Dublin Airport continues to present growth opportunities for new and existing airline partners. Dublin Airport currently has 43 airlines flying directly to over 190 international destinations. Ensuring Dublin Airport is attractive to airlines is vital to ensure aviation business is not lost to Ireland, with no other airport on the island having the route network necessary to support acting as a gateway between Europe and North America.