About The Airport

Dublin Airport, which is Ireland's main aviation gateway, delivers unrivalled global connectivity for Ireland. 

With an all-island catchment area, Dublin Airport connects directly to over 185 destinations in 42 countries on 5 continents and is Ireland’s gateway to the world! In 2023, it facilitated the journeys of 32 million passengers. 

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

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.

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.  

Facts and Figures

  • List of Top 5 Airlines: Ryanair, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Lufthansa & Emirates
  • Number of Serving Airlines: 45
  • Number of Direct Destinations: 185
  • 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