FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Traveler of the year

Is Dublin Airport in Ireland Getting a New Terminal?

by Aoife O’Riordan

Apr 17, 2024

© Bred2k8 | Dreamstime.com

Ireland

A proposed third terminal at Dublin Airport was officially submitted to Fingal County Council earlier this year. The plan proposes adding a third terminal between the two current runways, increasing passenger numbers from 28.1 million passengers in 2022 to 40 million by 2030.

Unlike in the United States where airlines operate terminals, in Ireland, this recent proposal sees DAA, a commercial semi-state airport company, submit a plan. The proposal to Fingal County Council includes a brand-new terminal, improvements to Terminal 1 security, an expansion of both the North and South Aprons, and new aircraft stands on the west end of the airfield.

The plan also calls for a new hotel and improved parking facilities, including road network upgrades. These road network upgrades would streamline passengers getting to and from Dublin’s city center more efficiently. Currently, all passengers wanting to reach Dublin Airport from city center must take a bus, taxi or use a ride-share service. It’s even harder for travelers trying to get to Dublin Airport from other parts of the country, like Galway, Limerick and Cork; trains only go as far as Heuston, Connolly, Pearse and Grand Canal Dock, far from Dublin Airport.

These plans will all change in the coming years. Dublin currently does not have an underground metro like its nearby neighbor London. Visitors and locals use buses and Luas, an overground tram system. MetroLink is a proposed metro line that will deliver transformative public transportation infrastructure to the Greater Dublin Area.

The current plan has 16 new stations running from Swords (north Dublin and north of Dublin Airport) to Charlemont (city center), linking Dublin Airport, Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, DART and Luas services together for a fully integrated network. This means travelers to Dublin will no longer need to switch from train to bus or train to taxi to reach the airport. It also means easier access to places throughout Dublin, allowing visitors to see even more of Ireland’s capital city.

Airlines operating at Dublin Airport include Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, British Airways, Etihad Airways, JetBlue, Lufthansa, KLM, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and United Airlines.

Introducing

FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Explore Excursions

#globility

Insta Feed
Daily
May 21, 2024

3 Great Last-Minute Travel Booking Deals

The summer travel season is right around the corner. Properties around the world offer last-minute deals for anyone just getting around to planning summer travel.

Hotel Indigo: The World’s Neighborhood Hotel

Part of the IHG Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio, Hotel Indigo is the world’s neighborhood hotel that celebrates how guests can discover, or rediscover, some of the most inspiring and culturally rich neighborhoods around the world. When staying at a Hotel Indigo hotel, it's not just about visiting a place — it's about being fully immersed in the neighborhood and wanting to take a little bit of it home. When traveling for business, Hotel Indigo offers a unique experience tailored to each location, making it the perfect choice to stay while traveling for work. With IHG Business Edge, travel managers have exclusive access to enticing perks, comprehensive travel metrics and carefully curated educational resources. It also includes a guaranteed discount on both business and personal travel for managers and employees, alongside an automatic upgrade to IHG One Rewards Silver Elite status after the initial IHG Business Edge stay.

Destinations
May 21, 2024

3 Resorts with Unique Water Experiences Beyond Swimming

From the clear waters of the Caribbean to the warm seas of the Indian Ocean, these three resorts promise fun and unique experiences beyond swimming. Make this summer one to remember at these properties:

Share Your Travel Preferences with Global Traveler in a Short Survey & Win

Learning more about our readers’ travel habits and preferences ensures Global Traveler delivers the content you desire. As the travel industry has adapted and changed over the last few years, it’s more important than ever to connect. To best meet your short- and long-term travel content needs, please help us!

Daily
May 21, 2024

Philip Johnson’s Wolfhouse Restoration Complete, Now Open to Public

Wolfhouse, a Philip Johnson residence and curatorial center, completed its restoration, featuring a one-of-a-kind collaboration with USM Modular Furniture, a sustainably built kitchen made from recycled and reused USM parts.

MeliaAdvertisement

Daily
May 17, 2024

Hawk’s Cay Resort Launches New Vacay Pup Program

For travelers who take their dogs everywhere, Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key in the Florida Keys would be a great destination. The largest resort in the Keys has started a Vacay Pup pet-friendly program that includes an array of special amenities and experiences, including the resort's Pup Planner, select dining options, unique activities and additional features, all created to enhance the stay for guests and their pet(s).

Sail to the Tropical Splendors of Tahiti and The Tuamotu Islands with Windstar Cruises

This November, Windstar Cruises celebrates more than 36 years in Tahiti with an itinerary taking guests to the clear waters of Tahiti and The Tuamotu Islands on a journey exploring Tahitian culture, the ecosystems of Fakarava, and the sunsets of Raiatea and Bora Bora. The 10-day sailing aboard Star Breeze, Nov. 18–28, departs from Papeete and ends in Papeete.

Daily
May 17, 2024

InterContinental Dominica Offers Complimentary “Luxperiences”

InterContinental Dominica Cabrits Resort & Spa sets a new standard in luxury travel by offering premium amenities with immersive local experiences. With a demand for more lavish accommodations, hotel guests who book luxury accommodations can participate in unparalleled comfort while exploring Dominica’s vibrant culture.