Terminal 2 celebrates its eighth birthday
Dublin Airport's Terminal 2 has welcomed more than 80 million passengers since it opened eight years ago on November 19, 2010, and with its constant growth, is certainly not experiencing turbulent times.
The multi award-winning passenger terminal facilitates flights to 94 destinations - 60 European, 14 in Britain, 17 in North America, one in the Middle East, and two in Ireland.
Terminal 2 was designed 'to improve the passenger experience at the airport' and to help boost Dublin Airport's connectivity. Long-haul connectivity has grown by more than 150% since the new terminal opened, while short-haul connectivity has increased by 51%.
As a whole, Dublin Airport's passenger numbers have increased by more than 60% since T2 opened in 2010, and are up a further 6% so far this year.
Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said Terminal 2 has been a huge success and has delivered significant benefits to the Irish economy.
He said: 'Terminal 2 has been a key asset in driving connectivity and growing passenger numbers by more than 60% since 2010, and this growth stimulates tourism, trade and investment throughout the country.'
A record 3.5 million transatlantic passengers were welcomed to Dublin Airport last year, and transatlantic traffic is up 16% this year to date.