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Dublin Airport the first airfield in the world to be on Google's Street View

People can now go beyond the window seat to tour the new runway and surrounding airfields.

DUBLIN AIRPORT HAS become the first airport in the world to be on Google’s Street View.

The Google street view car captured thousands of images of the airport to offer a 360 degree street level virtual tour of its runway system and airfield areas.

The car had to be escorted by Dublin Airport personnel at all times for airfield safety requirements.

Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said:

Anyone wishing to have a closer look beyond the boarding gate can now get a pilot’s view down the main runway at Dublin Airport, take a virtual tour around other areas of the airfield as well as the four boarding gate piers servicing Terminals 1 and 2.

The street view data of the Dublin Airport airfield will also be used in training, Harrison added, “These new images will also help the airport’s Airside Safety Training department, as they will become an essential piece of the training suite in educating and familiarising all airport employees working around the airport’s airfield.”

Valentina Frassi, Programme Manager with Google said, “Whether you want to explore faraway sites or places that most of us would never otherwise get to visit, street view can let you virtually tour these places.

“We’ve worked with Dublin Airport to help people to go beyond the window seat to tour the new runway and the surrounding airfields right from their phone, tablet or computer.”

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