The Dublin Airport Authority formally unveiled its newest check-in area today, Wednesday, 4th April 2007. Check-in Area 14 represents the first major piece of additional capacity for passengers using Terminal 1. The capacity of Area 14 at just over 1,000 sq m is approx. a quarter of the existing departures floor.This new facility is capable of handling up to 4 million passengers a year and will ease congestion considerably on the departures floor.
The DAA also confirmed that Aer Lingus will be the sole user of Area 14. The airline plans to check-in close to half its departing passengers through the new facility this year. Following a trial period, the new area will become fully operational in time for the peak summer months.
The new facility was delivered on time and on budget at a cost of €15 million.
Speaking at the launch of Area 14, Director of Dublin Airport, Robert Hilliard said “We believe we have created an impressive and vibrant new check-in facility. The delivery of Area 14 is the first of a number of significant projects that will radically change the passenger experience at Dublin Airport over the next three years.”