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  1. Dublin Airport To Trial Volunteer-Based Christmas Initiative To Assist Passengers

    Dublin Airport, in partnership with Volunteer Ireland, is to trial a new volunteer-based assistance programme for passengers this Christmas.  
    The volunteer group, which will be known as the Fáilte Abhaile/Welcome Volunteers will comprise members of the local community and retirees from the aviation industry. The role of volunteers is to welcome passengers and offer assistance during the busy Christmas season.
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  2. Dublin Airport Not Impacted By Boil Water Notice
    Irish Water has advised us that the boil water notice does not apply at Dublin Airport as it has its own reservoir system.
    Hydration Station water fountains located across both Terminals 1 and 2 which were switched off as a precautionary measure last night are being turned back on.



  3. Dublin Airport Welcomes First Direct Dallas Flight.

    Dublin Airport is delighted to welcome American Airlines new daily direct service to Dallas Fort Worth.

    The new route will be operated with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and will be Ireland’s first direct flight to Dallas, which is American’s largest hub for connecting traffic.

    “Dallas is an excellent addition to the existing route network from Dublin Airport and we are thrilled that American Airlines will be serving this market with a daily summer service,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.
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  4. A total of 36.5 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports last year, an increase of 6.1% over the previous year.

    New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that passenger numbers increased last year in Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock and Shannon airports.

    But passenger numbers decreased in airports in Connemara in Galway and Inishmore in Donegal.

    The CSO said the five main airports accounted for 99.8% of all air passenger numbers, while Dublin airport accounted for 85.6% of all air passengers carried in 2018.

    Meanwhile, over 8.4 million passengers passed through the main Irish airports in the fourth quarter of last year, an increase of 6.9% over the same time in 2017.
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  5. Cork Airport continues growth.

    Cork Airport today opened a new Airport Control Centre and purpose-built office as it plans for continued growth.
    “We are delighted to officially open our open plan office facility (the Hub) in the terminal, along with the Airport Control Centre today," said Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport.
    "As we are well and truly into our fourth consecutive year of growth, these new facilities are vital to our future growth with an anticipated 2.6 million passengers expected to travel through the airport this year, an expected increase of 8% on 2018 passenger numbers.
    “We continue to invest in our infrastructure to match the strong forecasted growth ahead, to meet the needs of our passengers, airline customers as well as our staff."
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