October 23, 2013

Terminal 1: Dublin International Airport


Welcoming: 0/5

Food Temperature: 0/10

Ambiance / Music: 0/10

Menu Choice: 0/5

Food Taste: 0/30

Architecture / Interior: 0/10

Food presentation: 0/10

Service: 0/10

Value for money: Soon

We landed in Dublin and here we are in no time walking on the Tarmac towards the Terminal. I felt like I was in an underdeveloped country to be honest, no tunnel and no bus with more than a fifty meters of walking distance to a small low ceiling hall. Here I imagined that I'll be visiting the smallest airport on earth...
Things changed as we started walking along the duty free shops. A huge space with more choices that you can find in a mall. Old, but fresh, this airport is interesting.
Dublin Airport, is an international airport serving Dublin, Ireland and is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority. It is located 10.0 km north of Dublin city in a once-rural area near Swords, in the county of Dublin, Ireland. In 2012, over 19 million passengers passed through the airport, making it the busiest of the state's airports by total passenger traffic, followed by Cork Airport and Shannon Airport. It also has the greatest traffic levels on the island of Ireland followed by Belfast International Airport, Cork, George Best Belfast City Airport and Shannon Airport.
Dublin Airport is the headquarters of: Ireland's flag carrier (Aer Lingus); Europe's largest low-cost carrier (Ryanair); Ireland's regional airline (Aer Arann) and fourth airline, CityJet.
The airport has an extensive short and medium haul network, served by an array of carriers. In recent years, long haul connections to Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been launched and have proved very popular. Domestic services are offered to some regional Irish airports. There are approximately 50 daily departures from Dublin to all six London airports. Dublin is also one of only seven airports in the world to serve all six London Airports: Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, Heathrow, London City and Southend. There are over 40 daily departures to other UK Airports. There is also a reasonably sized long-haul network. Aer Lingus serves many popular US destinations, Etihad Airways operates a 10 times weekly service between the airport and Abu Dhabi and Emirates began a daily direct service to Dubai.
Other airlines operating out of Terminal 1 include Lufthansa, SAS, British Airways, CityJet, Iberia, Fly Be, Norwegian, Turkish Airlines, Aer Arann, Air Baltic, Adria Airways, Air Canada, Air Southwest, Air Transat, Blue Air, Germanwings, Luxair, Cimber Sterling and Swiss.
Facilities & Services:
  • Phone
  • Self service post
  • Foreign currency & Banking
  • Internet & Printing
  • Left luggage
  • Luggage Trolleys
  • Lost property
  • Meet & Greet
  • Baby Changing
  • Praying room
  • Business lounge
After check-in and passenger security, check out the array of shops in The Loop at Dublin Airport. With an extensive range of shops, bars and cafes, there’s something for everyone.
  • Aramis, Balenciaga, Benefit, Bobi Brown, Boss, Britney Spears, Bulgari, Cacharel, CK, Carolina Herrera, Cerruti, Chloe, Clarins, Clinique, Creme de la Mer, Davidoff, Diesel, Dkny, Dolce, Elie Saab, Elizabeth Arden, Emporio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Escada, Estee Lauder, Giorgio, Givenchy, Gucci, Irish Memories, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jimmy Choo, Jo Malone, Joop, Juicy Couture, La Prairie, Lacoste, Lady Gaga, Lancaster, Lancome, L'oreal, Mac, Truth dare, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Max Benjamin, Molton Brown, Moschino, Mugler, Narsciso Rodrigeuz, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Sarah Parker, Smashbox, St Tropez, Stella mc cartney, Taylor Swift, Tipperary Crystal, Tom ford, Tommy hilfiger, Travalo, Valentino, Vera Wag, Versace, Viktor and Rolf, Yves St Laurent
Dublin_Ireland_Airport081 Restaurants and Bars:
  • Alcock & Brown
  • AMT Coffee
  • McDonald's
  • Angel's Share
  • Upper Crust
  • Wrights Foodfayre
  • Jump
  • Caviar House
  • Starbucks
  • Burger King
  • The Flaming Stone
  • Butlers Chocolate Cafe
  • Gate Clock Bar
  • Refuel Cafe & Bar
  • Soho
  • The Garden Terrace
  • The Cu Bar
Dublin_Ireland_Airport095 All I can say is that Dublin airport is truly rich and full of choices where you pass long hours without feeling bored but unfortunately it is claustrophobic and tight. A new one is due to open soon, hoping that it will be more up to the 2014 technological and updated standards.





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