Information about Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport is the largest airport in the whole of Ireland and sees over 20 million passengers pass through year on year. Located 10 kilometres north of Dublin City in the Santry area, this location is not only close to the city centre but also resides adjacent to major roadways which connect Dublin to the entirety of Ireland. The airport is the headquarters of Ireland’s flag carrier Aerlingus, regional airline Stobart Air, and Europe’s largest low cost carrier Ryanair. Dublin Airport also features United States Pre Clearance facilities, one of only two European airports with this facility along with Shannon.
The airport was first established on the grounds of an old World War I airbase and its inaugural flight from Dublin to Liverpool took place in 1940 while a terminal building was still being built. The old terminal building at Dublin Airport is now used as the offices of the DAA and is registered as a listed building. A nice view of this building can be enjoyed from the raised walkway to Pier D from Terminal 1.
Terminal 2 was built in 2010 to facilitate the growing number of passengers arriving at Ireland’s shores. Terminal 2 is now home to Aerlingus as well as US airlines, Delta, American Airlines and Middle East airlines Etihad & Emirates. For more information on Terminal 2 visit Dublin Airport T2 Guide. Terminal 2 features the US Customs and Border clearance to US-bound passengers. Passengers effectively complete US customs before taking off from Dublin Airport, meaning they arrive on US-soil with domestic-passenger status.Facilities in Dublin Airport are of the highest quality aimed to improving the overall experience of all that pass through the airport. Useful resources include internet and printing facilities, baby changing facilities, dedicated medical staff, reduced mobility services and play areas for children. If you need any assistance either visit the customer service desk or look out for the dedicated customer service agents who are easy to spot in their pink golf polo tee shirts. The Loop is the name of the shopping area found in both terminals where you’ll find duty free shopping and recognisable brands. There’s a wide range of restaurants and bars located in the airport which vary in flavours and price ranging from fine dining to fast food.