Dublin Airport has commenced the roll-out of a number of new additions to its food and beverage options for passengers, as the busy summer season gets under way.
The launch of new eating and drinking options is the latest improvement being rolled out by airport operator DAA in the two terminals at Dublin Airport, as part of a 15-point plan – launched in March this year – which aims to provide a better and more enjoyable travel experience for passengers.
The new Lansdowne Bar + Kitchen has opened its doors on the arrivals floor in Terminal 1, with four more outlets set to open over the coming weeks.
Among the other new outlets due to open shortly are a seasonal pop-up coffee unit at the bustling 100 gates in Terminal 1, as well as new outlets from Irish brands including Cloud Picker Coffee Roasters, Camile Thai and Handsome Burger.
Exciting improvements are also being made to Dublin Airport’s lounges. In partnership with catering partner KSG, the lounges will soon start offering hot food options in the T1 Lounge, the East Lounge, and the US pre-clearance lounge in Terminal 2, 51st & Green. Passengers will be able to enjoy a diverse range of high-quality locally sourced produce while they relax ahead of their flights.
KSG has set a target to use 90% local produce in the airport by 2025 – up from 80% currently. The lounges will offer seasonal menus, while each month will feature the products of an indigenous Irish producer.
Aileen Dowd, food and beverage business development manager at Dublin Airport, said, “We have listened to what passengers want, and the additions we are making in both terminals will increase the food and drink options and lead to a more enjoyable experience for everyone who travels through Dublin Airport. Our goal is to deliver the best food and beverage offerings possible, providing increased variety, quality and affordability. We are proud of the progress we have made so far, to enhance the food and drink offerings at Dublin Airport, and passengers can look forward to many more exciting additions coming very soon.”
DAA’s 15-point improvement plan is bringing about a suite of journey-enhancing improvements in the terminals at Dublin Airport. These include quicker security times, with the aim of getting at least 90% of passengers through screening in under 20 minutes, faster free wi-fi speeds, 400+ additional seats at departure gates, the addition of designated family seating areas, a 20% increase in the number of taxis available, and 15% more active bus routes serving the airport.
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