Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Dublin Airport to hire 180 staff as 25 million passengers pass through doors

By John Mulligan

Published 18/01/2016

Dublin Airport is continuing to evaluate plans for a second runway
Dublin Airport is continuing to evaluate plans for a second runway

Dublin Airport is set to hire 180 staff this year, primarily in customer service roles.

The airport made the announcement today as it confirmed that 2015 had been a record year for passenger traffic through Dublin. The airport handled 25 million flyers last year, higher than the previous record of 23.5 million that was set in 2008.

Dublin Airport is one of the fastest-growing airports in Europe, with its expansion fuelled by a number of new destinations that are being served from the base.

Additional services coming on stream this year include seasonal services to the Caribbean and Mexico, as well as Aer Lingus services to Los Angeles, and to Hartford, Connecticut.

Irish Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe welcomed the expansion, saying that that a record number of tourists had come to Ireland last year.

DAA chief executive Kevin Toland said that 170 people had been hired at Dublin Airport last year, and that the new hires will be working mainly in customer-facing areas.

Dublin Airport is also continuing to evaluate its plans for a second runway.

Irish Independent

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph