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Proposed Plans for Third Terminal at Dublin Airport Submitted

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Proposed Plans for Third Terminal at Dublin Airport Submitted

Proposed Plans for Third Terminal at Dublin Airport Submitted
April 02
09:46 2024

Concept plans for a potential third terminal at Dublin Airport have been officially submitted to Fingal County Council by aviation entrepreneurs Des and Ulick McEvaddy. The proposed terminal, part of the envisioned Western Campus project, is intended to fill the gap between the existing runways and will encompass not only the terminal itself but also a cargo terminal, hotel, parking facilities, and office space.

While the current development plan for Dublin Airport aims to accommodate 40 million passengers by 2030, the McEvaddys argue that additional plans will be necessary by 2027, as indicated in the Government’s Oxford Economics Report on the airport’s future. They assert that their proposed Terminal 3 addresses the imminent need for increased passenger capacity in a practical and sustainable manner.

The envisioned Terminal 3 project boasts a world-class terminal building along with facilities for cargo handling, a hotel, ample parking, and office accommodations. A spokesperson for D A Terminal 3 Ltd emphasized the importance of a forward-thinking strategy that not only meets current passenger needs but also positions Dublin Airport as a significant economic hub for the Fingal and Dublin regions.

In contrast to the Dublin Airport Authority’s proposed developments, which entail a 20% capacity increase at a cost of €2.2 billion, the Terminal 3 project aims to double capacity with a similar investment. The proponents stress that Dublin Airport’s significance as a vital gateway for Ireland’s connectivity necessitates strategic infrastructure investments to meet future demands and enhance overall travel experiences.

Highlighting existing challenges such as congestion and cleanliness issues, the proponents argue that Terminal 3 will not only address the growing number of passengers but also elevate Dublin Airport to the standards expected of a global aviation hub. They assert that it’s time for a reality check and assert that their expansion plans offer a comprehensive solution to meet Ireland’s evolving transportation needs.

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