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Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Ireland
OperatorDublin Airport Authority
LocationFingal, County Dublin, Ireland
*Aer Lingus *Aer Lingus Regional *CityJet *Europe Airpost *Monarch Airlines *Ryanair *Thomson Airways
Elevation74 m (242 ft)
Passenger change 09-10(-)10.1%
Aircraft movements160324
Movements change 09-10(-)9.3%

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Dublin Airport, ( ) , is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority. Located in Collinstown, in the Fingal part of County Dublin, 18.4 million passengers passed through the airport in 2010, making it the busiest airport in the Republic of Ireland, followed by Cork and Shannon. It is the busiest on the island of Ireland followed by Belfast International, Belfast City, Cork and Shannon.

The airport is located 5.4 NM north of Dublin City in a once-rural area near Swords, and is served by buses and taxis. Metro North, a rapid transit line in development, will connect the airport to Swords and Dublin city centre.

Dublin Airport is the headquarters of Ireland's flag carrier Aer Lingus, Europe's largest no-frills airline Ryanair and Ireland's domestic, regional airline Aer Arann. Ireland's fourth airline, CityJet, operates flights from the airport and its HQ is located in the nearby town of Swords.

The airport has an extensive short and medium haul network, served by an array of carriers. Domestic services are offered to most regional Irish airports. There are approximately 40 daily departures from Dublin to all five London airports (Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow and London City). There are over 30 daily departures to other UK Airports. There is also a reasonably sized long-haul network. Aer Lingus serves many popular US destinations, and has been able to add more thanks to the open skies deal. US legacy carriers also serve the airport from major US hubs. Etihad Airways operates a twice daily service between the airport and Abu Dhabi and from 9 January 2012 Emirates will begin a new daily direct service to Dubai.

United States border preclearance services are available at the airport for US-bound passengers, Dublin being one of only two European airports with this facility, along with Shannon.

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