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Dublin Airport Car Hire

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About Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is an international airport in Collinstown, Ireland that serves the city of Dublin. Operated by daa plc, it’s the busiest airport in the state, and has the highest level of traffic in the island of Ireland. It is also where Aer Lingus, the flag carrier of Ireland, is headquartered. It had its first flight in 1940, with Liverpool as its destination. The airport had continuous expansion in the 1950’s. With the growing number of passengers, a new terminal that has the capacity for five million passengers annually, opened in 1972. From 1998 to 2008 the number of passengers just kept on increasing each year, although it declined in 2010 and 2011. However, it started to bounce back the following years reaching 21.7 million in 2014.

The airport has its own police service for general and aviation policing. Aside from this, it also has fire and rescue service to respond to emergencies, accidents and fire. Several cargo and passenger carriers fly to and from Dublin airport, including Air Canada Rouge, CityJet, Blue Air and British Airways. Passengers going to and from the airport and the city have different transportation options available including the Metro North rail link, private car, buses and taxis. Dublin Airport has the largest car park in the country with over 22,000 parking spaces. Plans to develop various facilities, offices, hotels and retail shops that are just a few minutes away from the airport are on works.

There are only two airports in Europe with United States border preclearance facility and one of them is Dublin Airport. The other one is Shannon Airport in Shannon, County Clare. Passengers traveling to the US can take care of their paperwork at these airports before their departure so they don’t have to do it once they arrive in the US.

Dublin Airport has dog units that can detect huge amounts of cash that may be used for money laundering. In 2011, the officials at the airport confiscated €37,000 that was found in the underwear of the passenger.