Chocks held steady on runway plan
A second runway at Dublin Airport is unlikely to be in place by 2019, according to new documents from the Dublin Airport Authority.
Aircraft activity is limited on the airport's current runway system so permission for increased capacity was sought six years ago, at the same time it was sought for Terminal 2. T2 has been built but the runway plan is still on ice.
Part of the delay relates to falling passenger numbers. Funding for the runway, which will cost an estimated €300m, will only be provided if the airport hits 23.5 million passengers a year. Last year passengers numbers stood at around 19 million.