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Dublin Airport (IATA: DUB, ICAO: EIDW), or Aerfort Bhaile ?tha Cliath in Irish, is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority. Located in Collinstown, in the Fingal part of County Dublin, it is by far the busiest airport in Ireland - over 23.2 million passengers passed through the airport in 2007. To put this into context, the population of the Greater Dublin Area is approximately 1.6 million, that of the Republic of Ireland is just over 4.3 million, and the island of Ireland just over 6 million. Passenger traffic at Dublin Airport is predominantly international; only 900,000 of its 23.2 million passengers in 2007 were domestic.

The airport is located approximately 10 kilometres north of Dublin City in a once rural area near Swords, and is served by buses and taxis. An underground railway line called 'Metro North' which will connect the airport to Swords and Dublin city centre has been approved and is in development (see below).

The airport is the headquarters of Ireland's flag carrier Aer Lingus, and Europe's largest no-frills airline Ryanair. Ireland's third airline, CityJet, is based in the nearby town of Swords. Irish domestic and regional airline, Aer Arann, provides several domestic and UK routes from Dublin, but while part of its administration is based at Dublin Airport, its base is Galway Airport in the west of Ireland.

The airport has an extensive short and medium haul network, served by an array of carriers. Domestic services are offered to most regional Irish airports. There are approximately 50 daily departures from Dublin to all five London Airports (Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow and London City). There is also a reasonably sized Long-haul network. Aer Lingus serves many popular US destinations, and has been able to add more thanks to the new open skies deal. US legacy carriers also serve the airport from major US hubs. Etihad Airways operates a daily service between the airport and Abu Dhabi.

United States border preclearance services are available at the airport for US-bound passengers. Dublin and Shannon are the only two European airports with this service. It allows passengers to have their paperwork dealt with before departure saving time upon arrival in the US. However, due to congestion there are numerous flights that do not use this facility. It is planned to have Customs and Department of Agriculture checks in the new terminal, meaning flights will not have to land in international terminals as all checks will have been completed.

There are a large number of Car Hire providers available from Dublin Airport including Budget, Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty. Prices start from just ?20 per day.

Also find Car Hire in other Irish Airports: Belfast Airport - Knock Airport - Shannon Airport.



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