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    Default Passenger numbers at Dublin airport are up

    passenger numbers at Dublin airport are now higher than 2005 levels (i.e. when Terminal 2 was under construction). Yet on this site we had the likes of Keith M screaming for it to be tore down the second the recession it. Now there is stable growth in passenger numbers.

    Dublin Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    with passenger numbers on the rise should the DAA and department of Transport be looking at building the previously proposed new runway.

    The new longer runway could accommodate larger aircraft and open up more routes to the west of North America, The far East and Latin America. With our existing US preclearance facilities the government could persuade Turkish, Etihad, Emerites, Air India etc. to use Dublin as a stop over for their US bound routes. Even some Eastern European airlines could be persuaded to land there. The extra business at Dublin airport would relieve some of the DAAs debt burden and help pay off Terminal 2 and the new Cork terminal.

    It'd be a comparatively cheap infrastructure project to invest in with potentially massive returns. The only thing is there is a sort of parish pump mentality about expansion at the airport, the current 10/28 runway was underdesigned so as to protect Shannon from competition. I suspect that is why a new runway was not included in the capital expenditure plan.

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    so another example of why state owned monopolies are a joke , its a pity I cant be charged 1000 euros to fly to London like the good old days <sigh>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    so another example of why state owned monopolies are a joke , its a pity I cant be charged 1000 euros to fly to London like the good old days <sigh>
    If you allow me to book your flights going forward, I'm sure something can be arranged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddiefly View Post
    With 100,000 per year been forced out of the country how could they not be /.
    So since say, 2008, 400,000 have emigrated?

    You can prove this, I trust?

    Link? Figures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    If you allow me to book your flights going forward, I'm sure something can be arranged?


    .............'going forward' ? Are you really Biffo the Drunk in disguise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddiefly View Post
    With 100,000 per year been forced out of the country how could they not be /.
    half a million people have not left Ireland. Our population is still growing, although much slower the before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    If you allow me to book your flights going forward, I'm sure something can be arranged?

    As opposed to flights going backwards....

    Edit: I see Beazlebottom also comments on your use of Biffoisms.

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    I came back through the airport on Sunday and the passport Guards were on a go-slow. The queues were back to the escalators in the new terminal.

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    T2 is a pleasure to use mainly because its half empty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levellers View Post
    I came back through the airport on Sunday and the passport Guards were on a go-slow. The queues were back to the escalators in the new terminal.
    That's their normal speed

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