Dublin Airport's Terminal 1 is to receive a €10 million upgrade as part of an overall programme to modernise the terminal and improve passenger experience.
The project will see the airport's departure floor being fully replaced, removing tiling that had been there since its opening in 1972, as well as moving ticket desks to create more space.
Discussing the upgrade, Dublin Airport’s managing director, Vincent Harrison said: "Terminal 1 is 44-years old and has welcomed over 400 million passengers during that time. This new, brighter floor tile will significantly improve the look and feel of the Departures area. With the Arrivals Hall upgrade well under way, our goal is to create a greatly enhanced passenger experience for all our customers travelling through Terminal 1."
The work, which started this week, will result in the phased temporary closure of airline check-in desks with some check-in facilities being temporarily moved. The Arrivals Hall will also undergo refurbishment to its flooring and ceiling as well as a new look to its front. All of the airport restaurants and services, such as the Tourist Information Office, will be located in the Arrivals hall when the refurbishment is completed.
It's been a successful year for Dublin Airport as it welcomed more than 18.8 million passengers in the first eight months of the year, an increase of 12% compared to the same period last year, and is currently on track for its busiest year ever.