Fly to Dublin

Ireland's International Gateway

The Irish Economy

  • Growth

    Four years consecutive growth at Dublin Airport across all carriers

    There has been growth across all regions and carrier types as well as new routes, more frequencies, all year round. Robust growth has seen a 7% increase in volume last year (YTD) and transfer passengers grew by 36% in 2013.

  • Innovation

    Dublin Airport delivers innovation in partnership with airlines

    With WestJet Dublin Airport is home to the first and only scheduled narrow body transatlantic service.  With Ryanair and Are Lingus we have delivered innovative projects such as “in-path reservation” for airport car parking. Dublin Airport now offers all-day U.S Pre Clearance.

  • People

    Dublin Airport provides seamless, aligned and agile route development

    Our relationships with industry, trade, tourism and government ensure that route development is seamless, aligned and agile. With over 110 years’ experience in the aviation industry our team has expertise and knowledge of the business that is second to none.

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    Ireland ranked 1st as destination country for Foreign Direct Investment.

    (IBM Global location Trends Facts & Figures 2012)


    Ireland also ranked 1st for Investment Incentives (attractive to foreign investors) according to IMD world competitiveness yearbook 2012.


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    How Ireland Compares? – The best small country in the world to do business

    Click here to see how Ireland compares to other world ecomonies.

  • 1st in the world for hedge find administration and stock exchange listed investment funds.

    Ireland – 8th largest producer of Pharmaceuticals in the World

    120 pharmaceutical companies in Ireland. 9 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies have substantial operations in Ireland.

    (Source: IDA)

  • Ireland is a particularly popular destination for US investment as US FDI in Ireland exceeds the combined investment in BRIC nations (US Chamber of Commerce 2011).

    1,033 Overseas Companies Operating in Ireland

    Over 530 companies from the United States operating in Ireland.

    (Source: IDA)



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    Ireland – Ranked 3rd globalised economy in the world in terms of GDP

    (Source: Ernst and Young Globalisation Index)

  • Ireland has proved to be an extremely popular choice for International businesses with many opening European facilities here, such as Google, Intel, Facebook & PayPal.

    Ireland Heads Forbes’ List Of The Best Countries For Business

    For more information on how Ireland moved from 6th last year to 1st this year  click here

    (Source: Forbes)

  • Meeting Ireland

    Ireland – ranked 1st for Skilled Labour readily available

    (Source: IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2012)

Market Profile

Dublin Airport carries out extensive and continuous market research which provides a detailed analysis of the type of passengers using the airport. Every year, over 21,000 departing passengers are surveyed on topics such as residency, nationality, purpose of journey, booking channels, booking periods, length of stay, group size, social class and fares. This research gives in-depth market intelligence on passenger behaviours at Dublin Airport along with connecting O&D passenger trends.

Top 10 Connecting Destinations Oct 2012 - Sep 2013

Long Haul

1 San Francisco
2 Orlando
3 Sydney
4 New York
5 Los Angeles
6 Johnannesburg
7 Toronto
8 Perth
9 Melbourne
10 Boston

Short Haul

1 Helsinki
2 Moscow
3 Berlin
4 Hanover
5 Luxembourg
6 Gothenburg
7 Oslo
8 Stockholm
9 Amsterdam
10 Nurnberg

US Preclearance

The United States Preclearance facility in Dublin Airport is a purpose built facility that allows US bound passengers to undertake all immigration, customs and agriculture inspections at Dublin prior to departure. US Preclearance facilities are unique to Ireland within Europe.

Having cleared immigration and customs at Dublin, passengers arriving in the US are treated as domestic arrivals. There are a number of benefits associated with using US Preclearance at Dublin:

  • Allows US bound passengers to clear immigration and customs at Dublin before departure which reduce the arrival processing time in the US.
  • Airlines can offer passengers easily accessible onward connections as passengers making connections have their baggage checked through to their final destination. This reduces the minimum connection time by effectively offering a domestic-to-domestic connection.
  • Airlines flying to the US will now be able to fly into less congested and less expensive domestic terminals on arrival at US gateway airports.

Our Customers

    • Aer Lingus
    • Aer Lingus Regional
    • Air Baltic
    • Air Canada
    • Air France
    • Air Moldova
    • Air Transat
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    • Blue Air
    • British Airways
    • City Jet
    • Delta Airlines
    • Emirates
    • Etihad
    • flybe
    • German.Wings.000
    • Iberia Express
    • Lufthansa
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    • Norwegian
    • Ryanair
    • S7
    • SAS
    • sata
    • Swiss
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    • Thomas Cook
    • TUI
    • Turkish Airlines
    • United
    • US Airways

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