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Dublin Airport

  • PAX: 31,495,604

About The Airport

Dublin Airport is Ireland's main aviation gateway.  Pre-Covid19, passenger traffic at Dublin Airport had grown steadily and reached a record level of 32.9 million passengers in 2019.    This growth represented a 63% increase during the seven year period 2013 to 2019, making it the tenth largest airport in the European Union.  It had flights to more than 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by almost 50 airlines.  In 2020, passenger numbers declined by 78% to almost 7.4 million due to the impact of the pandemic.  Dublin Airport currently has 44 airlines flying directly to over 180 international destinations (S22). 

Key to previous passenger growth was the decision by the Irish government to reduce Aviation Tax to €0 in 2014.  The government has continued to support the aviation sector with their liberal approach to air traffic rights as well the pro-business approach of the Irish Aviation Authority.

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 now 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.

With all-day U.S. Preclearance, a new runway in development and world-class connectivity, Dublin Airport continues to present growth opportunities for new and existing airline partners. 

Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Lufthansa & Emirates
  • Number of Serving Airlines: 44
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 180
  • Number of Terminals: 2
  • Number of Runways: 2
  • Length of Main Runway (m): 2,637m
  • Passenger Numbers (mppa): 32.9 million in 2019
  • Ownership: Government of Ireland
  • Operational Opening Hours: 24/7
  • Total Catchment Population: 6.02m
  • Aircraft Parking Stands: 62