Dublin Airport, the Gateway to the World


Dublin Airport (IATA Code DUB) is the major, and busiest airport in Ireland, serving Dublin and surrounding areas. The airport is situated in Collinstown, 6.2 miles (10 kilometres) from Dublin city.


Dublin airport lhttp://www.dublinairport-ireland.com/) is the hub of several airlines, including Aer Lingus, Ireland’s flag carrier, Ryanair, Europe’s largest low cost carrier, and also Stobart Air, ASL Airlines Ireland, and CityJet. Terminal 1, the older terminal is now home to most short haul flights. The newer Terminal 2, with 19 aerobridges serves the majority of long haul flights. Dublin airport arrivals and departures take place round the clock.

Aer Linus and RyanAir offer regular flights to over 45 cities in Europe and U.S.A., and several additional seasonal flights. The other major airlines and destinations include Air Canada Rogue to Toronto, Air France to Paris CDG, Air Moldova to Chisinau, American Airlines to Philadelphia, Blu Air to Bacau and Bucharest, British Airways to London, City Jet to London City, Delta Airlines to New York JFK, Emirates to Dubai, Ethiad to Abu Dhabi, Ethiopian Airlines to Addis Ababa, FinnAir to Helnsiki, Flybe to Bournemouth, GermanWings to Cologne, Lufthansa to Frankfurt and Munich, Luxair to Luxembourg, Iberia Express to Madrid, Scandinavian Airlines to Copenhagen and Oslo, Swiss International Airlines to Geneva and Zurich, Turkish Airlines to Istanbul, United Airlines to Newark and Washington-Dulles, and WOW Air to Reykjavik-Keflavík. Most of these airlines, and also other airlines, such as Croatia Airlines, Smartwings, Air Transat, Air Europa, and others operate additional seasonal flights, to other destinations.

The airport is only one of the two airports in Europe to offer United States border pre-clearance services for US-bound passengers.

Dublin airport also handles several cargo flights. Aer Lingus, Ryanair, City Jet, Eirtech and Dublin Aerospace have aircraft maintenance hangars and facilities at the airport.

Dublin airport is the busiest in Ireland, with an estimated 21.7 million passengers having used the airport, in 2014. The latest passenger traffic stats show the airport handling 1.8 million passengers in November 2015. Flight landing and arrives take place round the clock.

Being a busy airport, with several arrivals and departures at any given time, finding a parking space can be challenging. It pays to book your parking at Dublin airport and be assured of a slot. If you are planning on taking a flight after parking your car, it is even more important to book a parking slot, and spare yourself the hassle of searching for parking, and risk being late for the flight.

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