Showing posts with label Dublin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dublin. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dublin Airport - One of Worlds Best

Dublin Airport is one of the best 10 airports in the world, according to a new international survey based on passenger ratings.
Dublin was the tenth best airport in the world last year, according to users of the travel website eDreams. Helsinki-Vantaa was named the world’s best airport, while Berlin Schönefeld was found to be the worst airport in 2016.
The ranking is based on more than 65,000 passenger reviews, and covers overall airport quality, waiting areas, shopping, and restaurants.
“We are delighted to have been named one of the world’s best 10 airports in this new international study” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “We strive to offer our every one of our 28 million passengers the best possible experience when using Dublin Airport. This result is a huge recognition of the daily efforts of all of our employees to make each passenger’s journey as smooth and as pleasant as possible.”

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Dublin Airport - Clayton Hotels

Clayton Hotels (Formally Bewleys) Dublin Airport announce the introduction of Premium Parking.

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Mini Valet
Our mini valet service is designed for a fast, effective performance to freshen up your car. Inside and out receives the professional Crystal Valet treatment.

Exterior Hand Wash with Lamb’s Wool
Chamois Dry
Alloys cleaned, polished
Tyres dressed
Vacuum floor mats
Vacuum carpets
Vacuum upholstery
Vacuum boot
Door ledges and sills cleaned
Windows cleaned inside


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dublin Airport - 27M Passengers

Dublin Airport has already welcomed more than 27 million passengers this year.
The 27 million passenger milestone was achieved yesterday, as the Christmas rush began in earnest. The airport’s previous annual passenger record was 25 million passengers, which was set last year. The airport is closed on Christmas Day, meaning there are another 12 days of business remaining in 2016.
“We have had a very busy year at Dublin Airport and have been setting new passenger records every month,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “Dublin Airport has been the fastest-growing major airport in Europe this year, due to the introduction of 19 new routes and also additional capacity in the form of extra flights or larger aircraft on 31 of our existing routes,” he added.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Dublin Airport - Crystal Valet

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Dublin Airport - Special Offers

AirPark.ie Special Offers from Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport.....

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Hotel Dublin Airport on the dates listed below to avail of a 20% discount offer



Special Offers 

                                 48 hour sales with 20% discount for all bookings made during this period.               
Sales Dates – 18th October 2016                          

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Dublin Airport - Car Parking Discounts

AirPark.ie Special Offers from Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport.....

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Hotel Dublin Airport on the dates listed below to avail of a 20% discount offer



Special Offers 

                                 Three 24 hour sales with 20% discount.                  
Sales Dates – 29th August,
                               13th September &  29th September.



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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Dublin Airport - New Runway

DAA formally seeks bids for the €320m project and hopes to award contract by April.
Work is likely to begin on Dublin Airport’s new runway by the end of next June after its owner, DAA, formally sought bids for the €320 million project on Monday.
The airport manager issued a tender document inviting bids to design and build the new north runway that the State company announced earlier this year.
DAA hopes to award the contract and issue a commencement notice to the successful bidder in April 2017. This means that work could begin by the end of the first half of next year. It is expected to be finished in 2020.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Dublin Airport - Summer Plans

Dublin Airport is expecting its busiest ever summer, with a total of 13 new routes/services, comprising seven short-haul and six long-haul destinations are being added to the flight schedule.  
Dublin Airport will have almost two million extra seats available this summer, which is a 9% increase in capacity compared to last summer.  

Dublin Airport - April 2.2 M Passengers

More than 2.2 million passengers used Dublin Airport in April, a 10% increase on the same period last year.
Passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe increased by 9% with over 1.1 million passengers travelling this route sector in April.  UK traffic increased by 11% as almost 812,000 passengers travelled to and from the UK last month.
Transatlantic passenger volumes grew by 19% with almost 196,000 passengers travelling to and from North America in April.  Other international traffic, predominantly to the Middle East, declined by 6% as almost 58,000 passengers travelled to and from these destinations in April.
Domestic traffic rose by 16% with over 7,500 passengers travelling on domestic routes in April.
The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination increased by 31% with almost 66,000 passengers connecting through Dublin Airport last month.
Almost 7.8 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first four months of this year, a 15% increase over the same period last year.
Dublin Airport has welcomed over 1 million additional passengers so far this year.

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Dublin Airport - One Million Passengers

One million passengers have been processed using the U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility at Dublin Airport in a single year.

Dublin Airport preclearance facility opened in 2010
The milestone has been highlighted as a significant achievement in the airport’s 75-year history not only for volume but also because it’s the only major airport in Europe to offer preclearance service. According to the airport, Dublin preclears up to 20 flights per day to ten destinations in the United States.
Commenting on the facility Vincent Harrison, Dublin Airport managing director, said: “Preclearance enables passengers to save time on arrival in the U.S. by completing all the necessary immigration and customs checks prior to departure.
“After landing, precleared passengers pass through their airport as if they were on a domestic flight—they just head for the door. The only line passengers may find after arriving in the U.S. is for the taxi to get to their final destination,” Harrison added.
Remarking on the achievement of recent figures, Tish Lagerwey, CBP’s Dublin port director, said: “This was reached as a result of hard work and the successful partnership between all parties and we are looking forward to continued growth of Dublin preclearance.”

11 January 2016  •  Author: Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dublin Airport - Air Canada

Air Canada rouge has announced that it will operate a new direct summer service from Dublin Airport to Vancouver next year.

The new route, which will operate three times per week, is Dublin Airport’s first direct service to the west coast of Canada. Air Canada rouge, which is Air Canada’s leisure brand, has been operating a Dublin-Toronto service since May 2014.
Image of the Vancouver waterfront and skyline
“We’re delighted to add Vancouver to our growing list of destinations from Dublin Airport, and we look forward to working with Air Canada rouge to promote this new service,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison.

Dublin Airport - Ratings Agency

S and P upgraded the Dublin Airport Authority from BBB+ to A-
The Irish government would bail out the Dublin Airport Authority if it needed to, according to ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P), in its recent justification for upgrading the authority’s credit rating.

S&P upgraded the Dublin Airport Authority’s credit rating from BBB+ to A-, based on its assessment that the company’s links with the state were now ‘strong’ rather than ‘limited’.

The ratings agency said that because of the strong links between the airport operator DAA and the government, they were upgrading their view of the likelihood of extraordinary support for DAA by the government to moderately high from moderate.

The note from S&P said that, “Although there has been no track record of providing timely extraordinary credit support to date, as it has never been needed, we have revised the likelihood of support upward because we believe that if DAA encountered financial difficulties and required such extraordinary support, the government would be willing to provide it.”

It continued: “We also understand it is government policy to monitor the financial sustainability of DAA and ensure that DAA can meet its financial obligations on time.”

In August, the government published an aviation policy for the country in which it said it was no longer considering privatising the authority because of its strategic importance to the Irish economy.

The agency said in its report that, “We are therefore raising our long-term corporate credit rating on DAA to ‘A-‘ from ‘BBB+’.”

It said, “The stable outlook reflects our view that DAA’s credit measures will remain broadly stable over the next couple of years, and that Dublin Airport will continue to be owned by the government.”

The company’s short-term corporate credit rating remains at ‘A-2’.

In addition, S&P raised its issue rating on the senior unsecured notes issued by DAA’s financing subsidiary, DAA Finance, to ‘A-‘ from BBB+’.

S&P also assigned an ‘A-‘ issue rating to a new €300 million, five-year revolving credit facility due in November 2020.

The independence or privatisation of Cork Airport could still be considered at the next review in 2019, the note said, but pointed out that Dublin Airport is of strategic importance and that “its future is critically bound up with the Irish economy”.

In the first nine months of 2015, Dublin Airport’s traffic numbers were 15.3 per cent higher than the same period in 2014. Dublin airport generates about 80 per cent of the DAA’s earnings.

According to S&P, improving macroeconomic conditions in Ireland and the launch of 25 new routes so far this year have bolstered the passenger volumes.

The report said, “We forecast that these two effects together will lead to an increase of about 12 per cent in reported EBITDA for 2015.”

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Airport - Boarding Cards

Airports - Passengers not obliged to show boarding cards in airport shops. Industry sources warn prices may rise if boarding cards are not shown

Retailers operating in Dubin Airport have said consumers do not have to show boarding passes when making purchases but sources say a widespread failure to produce them would ultimately lead to prices rising.

WH Smith, which operates several concessions in the airport, said boarding passes “were requested from customers and not demanded” and there was no obligation on the part of consumers to comply with the request.

Similarly the DAA, the company that manages the shops at Dublin and Cork airports, said it asked all customers for boarding passes but would only insist they were produced when customers were attempting to buy duty-free products such as tobacco and alcohol.

A DAA spokesman said passengers were routinely asked for boarding cards and if they refused, they were asked to supply an end destination. If they refused to provide this, the sale could still be processed as long as the products were not in the duty-free category.

The retailers were responding as a controversy grows in the UK over reports that many retailers who operate in international airports are maximising their profits by scanning boarding passes and using the information to claim VAT back from passengers who travel outside of the EU while refusing to pass rebates back to customers.

Under EU law retailers can claim back VAT on sales to those leaving the EU but they have to process boarding cards in order to claim it.

Around 20 per cent of passengers who fly through Dublin Airport are travelling to destinations outside the EU. However with the exception of duty-free areas, the savings are not passed directly on to them.

Airport sources in Ireland said that if this consumer movement gathered momentum in the Republic than prices would inevitably climb.

“If a large number of VAT rebates could not be processed then that would hit retailers profits and their ability to pass on savings to consumers. So ultimately it would see charges rise for all passengers.”

The DAA said shops run by its subsidiary Aer Rianta International (ARI) “offer a single price to all customers across many product categories, whether they are travelling to a duty paid or to a duty-free destination. In this way, we pass on VAT savings for duty-free passengers to all of our customers.”

It said it had two separate prices for alcohol products – duty paid and duty free – and also sells premium liquor brands at a reduced, fixed price for travellers to all destinations. It claimed that prices on many product ranges were as much as 20 per cent below those charged in non-airport shops.

“Boarding cards are scanned by ARI for a number of reasons. These include checking whether a passenger is travelling to a duty-free or duty-paid destination and understanding passenger spending patterns,” it said. “We use this information in conjunction with other market research to improve the retail offer in our stores, and to help plan staffing levels.”

When contacted by The Irish Times WH Smith said that boarding passes were requested from passengers but not demanded. “Any [VAT] relief obtained is reflected in our single price and extensive promotional offers provided to all of our customers,” it said. “Operational and financial system constraints make any form of ‘dual pricing’ for our extensive product file a practical impossibility.”

Meanwhile, the Competition and Consumers Protection Commission has urged retailers operating in Irish airports “to be very clear with their customers as to the circumstances where they collect VAT on behalf of the State or where VAT is not charged”.

A spokeswoman also said “consumers should also be advised of the reasons why boarding cards are requested when making purchases in Irish airports. This information will allow consumers to make an informed decision and decide if they wish to make purchases from the retailers operating in Irish airports.”


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Monday, April 6, 2015

Dublin Airport - Aer Lingus Flyers

DUBLIN - Aer Lingus flyers 13m fee windfall. Aer Lingus could cut at least £10m (€13m) from ticket costs overnight after Heathrow Airport revealed plans to slash its passenger charges.

Heathrow has unveiled proposals to slash fees for passengers travelling in and out of the world's third biggest airport. It plans to cut charges by £5 for European passengers and £10 for domestic passengers. This will cut the cost it levies on people flying between Ireland and Heathrow to £24.59 (€33).
The move should immediately lower costs for the two million passengers Aer Lingus flies in and out of Heathrow every year, provided it passes the savings on. Aer Lingus flies to Heathrow from Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Belfast. The savings will be even bigger for Belfast flights, since Belfast to Heathrow is a domestic UK route. The savings would begin from the start of next year.
However, not all of Heathrow's proposals will lower costs for Aer Lingus.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dublin Airport - Fastest Growth im EU

Dublin Airport clocked 18.6 million passengers by the end of October.
A growth rate of 7pc in the first 10 months of the year means the airport has already added 1.2 million extra passengers for 2014... with November and the busy December and Christmas periods still to factor.
Passenger numbers in October alone rose 10pc over the previous year.
The figures cap a remarkable comeback for the country's main airport.
In recent weeks, Dublin Airport announced 19 new routes and 950,000 extra seats for winter, with new routes for 2015 to include Washington DC, Agadir, Nantes (Aer Lingus), Gothenburg (SAS), Iceland (WOW) and LA and Addis Ababa (Ethiopian).
"We’re currently growing much faster than the European average," a spokesperson for the airport told independent.ie.

Dublin Airport - Emergency Landing

United Airlines flight UA-925 was en route from Londons Heathrow Airport to Washington in the US when the crew declared an emergency over the Irish Sea. There were 140 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 777-200(ER) jet.

About 45 minutes into the flight the crew was forced to don their oxygen masks after reporting there was smoke and fumes on the flight-deck and in the forward cabin area.

An inspection by cabin crew revealed no visible evidence of fire however.

The jet was cruising at 36,000 feet and had just crossed the Welsh coast over Bardsey Island when the crew alerted air traffic controllers to their emergency at around 5.45pm.

After requesting clearance to divert to Dublin the crew also sought permission to dump fuel so that they could land within safe landing weight limits. The ‘fuel jettison procedures’ took several minutes and resulted in several tonnes of aviation fuel being dumped before the jet could commence it’s approach to land.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dublin Airport - Finnair New Direct Service To Helsinki

Dublin Airport welcomes Finnairs decision to launch a new direct service from Dublin to Helsinki from next March.

Finnair will operate the service six days per week with a 100-seater Embraer 190 aircraft. The airline, which is part of the oneworld alliance, withdrew its previous Dublin-Helsinki service in 2007.

“We are delighted to welcome Finnair back to Dublin Airport,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “The new Helsinki service will provide greater choice and convenience for customers travelling between Ireland and Finland and will also offer enhanced connectivity between Dublin Airport and key destinations in Asia via Finnair’s hub in Helsinki,” Mr Harrison added.

The growing demand for connectivity to and from Asia was a key factor in the decision to launch the service, according to Finnair.

"With this new destination we are responding to growing demand, particularly from Asia, so timetables for this new route are tailored for the best possible connection to Finnair's Asian flights," said Petri Vuori, Finnair's VP Global Sales. "At the same time of course, our Finnish and Baltic Rim passengers will also be able to enjoy what Dublin and Ireland have to offer."

The Dublin-Helsinki service will be operated on behalf of Finnair by Flybe Finland, with flights daily except Tuesdays. The service will operate from 30 March until late October.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport are up 7% so far this year, as the airport welcomed almost 14.6 million passengers in eight months to the end of August.

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Dublin Airport - Runway Maintenance

Certain suburbs of Dublin may experience a temporary increase in aircraft movements over the next three weeks due to essential repairs on the main runway at Dublin Airport.

The repairs are scheduled to commence on Monday September 8 and will continue from 11pm to 5am each Monday night to Saturday morning until September 27.   Flight operations will return to the main runway on Saturday and Sunday nights during this time.

The runway repairs are essential for the safe operation of the airport. For operational reasons this work, which is weather dependent, must be conducted at night.

During the maintenance work, aircraft using Dublin Airport will land and take off on the north/east south/west runway known as R16/34. The use of this runway can bring aircraft in close proximity to locations such as Clonshaugh, Beaumont, Santry, Killester, Clontarf and the Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown area.

For further information please call Freephone 1 800 200 034

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dublin Airport - National Geographic

Travellers to Dublin will now be able to experience a new and exciting way to explore and engage with the world when they visit National Geographic’s first commercial spot in Ireland. The new National Geographic Store will open on Monday, June 9, at Ireland’s international airport in Dublin.

The store will occupy a 135-square-metre space in Terminal 1. It is National Geographic’s second airport store in Europe; the first opened in Rome’s international airport in summer 2013. Both stores are operated by Global Retailer, one of the leading travel retail

companies on the market, specialized in running licensed shops of top brands. Since its establishment in 2009, Global Retailer has earned many awards and accolades, and has joined the ranks of elite travel retail companies worldwide who are recognized for their constant innovation.

“Our first pop-up store in Rome received such an enthusiastic response that we decided to team up with Global Retailer to bring this concept to Dublin. By partnering with retail experts like Global Retailer, we plan to expand this innovative format around the world,” said Marisa Selfa, CEO of Worldwide Retail Store S.L.
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”We are extremely delighted to mark another milestone in our international development by opening a second National Geographic Store,” agreed Marco Passoni, CEO of Global Retailer.

Drawing on National Geographic’s 126-year history of inspiring people to care about the planet, the new National Geographic Store in Dublin will offer its products and services in a constantly evolving, culturally inspired setting.

“Visitors from around the globe are drawn to Ireland’s rich heritage,” said Alison Middleton, senior vice president of International Brand Licensing at the National Geographic Society. “We’re excited to bring a retail experience that provides opportunities for cultural discovery.”

The new establishment will feature a diverse selection of National Geographic products, including its award-winning magazines and books. The store will also offer items designed for the rigors of adventure and exploration, from casual travel gear to multi-layered apparel suitable for diverse climates and activities. Key product lines will include apparel, optical, luggage, travel collection, accessories, stationery, maps, globes and a unique selection of children’s products.



National Geographic Dublin Store
Dublin Airport
Terminal 1
Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 814-1111
5:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Sunday

About the National Geographic Society

Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. With a mission to inspire people to care about the planet, the member-supported Society offers a community for members to get closer to explorers, connect with other members and help make a difference. The Society reaches more than 500 million people worldwide each month through its media platforms, products and events. National Geographic has funded more than 11,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.

About Worldwide Retail Store S.L.

Worldwide Retail Store S.L. (WRS) leads retail operations for the National Geographic Society’s worldwide network of stores. Using a variety of retail formats, WRS has expanded its National Geographic Stores to London, Madrid, Panama, Rome, Sydney and now Dublin.

About Global Retailer

Global Retailer runs licensed shops for several top brands in the travel retail market. Founded in 2009 as a spin-off from Meridian Duty Free, the leader in Italy’s duty-free market, Global Retailer is now among the top companies in the field of licensed travel retail shops. For more information, visit www.global-retailer.com

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Dublin Airport - Vaping Store

Better known for constantly stirring up trouble through its racy TV ads in the UK, VIP e-cigarettes made the news in a more traditional way recently. The company has been expanding into Ireland opening stores all over the place. 
Now it’s managed to place the first vaping store in an Irish airport.  Somehow I doubt they are staffed with sexy spokesmodels.
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E-cigarette brand VIP opens ‘vaping store’ in Dublin Airport E-cigarette brand VIP opens ‘vaping store’ in Dublin Airport Irish electronic cigarette firm VIP has opened its 32nd physical sales outlet in Ireland since launching here in October 2012. It is in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2 and is the first ‘vaping store’ in any airport in the country. This follows recent VIP store openings in Tralee, Co Kerry and Crumlin in Dublin.

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