It could be that we see further airport expansion on the cards, as this week the Irish Republic’s Department of Transport says further expansion will be needed at Dublin Airport.
A third terminal could be needed as soon as 2020 the RDoT reports as the airport increases its passenger numbers.
Passenger numbers increase year on year at the airport at record speeds, with figures growing by over 50% in 2015 compared to 2014. And so, as the airport goes from strength to strength, the RDoT will review the need for a new terminal in the Northern Ireland airport.
As one of Europe’s fastest growing airports, Dublin Airport controller, the DAA, is focusing its energies on building a new runway, at an estimated cost of €320m, but won’t rule out the need for an additional terminal in years to come.
Currently, the two terminal buildings have capacity to handle 15 million passengers in T1 and up to 25 million passengers in T2.
Dublin Airport has spent time and money on investing in its future – TG1 has been upgraded to create additional piers and improved passenger facilities as it looks to smashing passenger numbers this year – at an estimated 27 million by the end of 2016.