TERMINAL 2 AT Dublin Airport today underwent its final test run ahead of the official opening next month.
2000 members of the public volunteered to take part in today’s testing- simulating departures and arrivals. The terminal has been worked on for three years at a cost of €600 million.
Aer Lingus, Etihad and US Airways will all operate from Terminal 2 (T2) when it opens. US Airways have announced that they will fly from terminal 2 on a new route to Charlotte, North Carolina- which will become the eighth US airport to be serviced by direct Irish flights.
Aer Lingus announced its move to T2 in June, with Chief Executive Christoph Mueller commenting that “it will enable Aer Lingus to improve the overall airport experience for our customers and our staff.”
The new terminal will also feature the new United States Customer and Border Protection (CBP) facility which wiill allow passengers to fully clear immigration controls. Mueller welcomed the coming of the CBP facility: “We also believe that the opening of full CBP facilities will provide significant opportunities for future development.”
Nine flights were scheduled for the test run at T2, with each passenger checking in several times to simulate average morning level of volume.