Dublin aims for 6m connecting passengers with new transfer facility

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  • Dublin airport gets 3 storey €16m transfer facility
  • Capacity to increase transfer traffic from current 1.6m to 6m

A €16m transfer facility has opened to give Dublin Airport capacity to quadruple its connecting passenger business.
The three-storey hub includes airline information desks, boarding card checkpoints, and immigration and customs facilities, allowing transfer passengers to complete “a one-stop flight connection process” within Pier 4.
The new transfer facility was delivered by Flynn Management & Contractors as part of Dublin Airport’s €100m investment programme.
Designed to allow natural light flow through the building, the new transfer facility will feature an art installation inspired by the song Forty Shades of Green, which was written by Johnny Cash while on tour in Ireland in 1959.
Recent airport developments include €22m South Gates, completing road realignments for a second runway and starting a revamp of the airside retail area in Terminal 2. Construction of the €320m “North Runway” is expected to start next January.
The airport’s MD, Vincent Harrison said “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.
Thanks to US preclearance services, Dublin Airport’s connecting passenger business 17pc. This year, having grown from has grown from 550,000 in 2013 to 1.6m in 2017. The leading connecting routes through Dublin are 1 Chicago – Heathrow, 2 Boston – Heathrow, 3 Boston – Paris CDG, 4 Amsterdam – New York JFK, and 5 Boston – Manchester
The airport’s MD, Vincent Harrison said “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.

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