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

Published 18/01/2016 | 13:42

Dublin airport. Photo: PA
Dublin airport. Photo: PA

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

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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.

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.

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