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The flight information board at Dublin Airport is on the way out

It’s part of an overall programme to modernise Terminal 1, which is more than 40-years-old.

THE HUGE FLIGHT information board will no longer be the first thing people see when they walk into the departures area of Dublin Airport.

From next month the large board will be replaced by 15 smaller flight information screens.

The current board, which is 11 metre long and 3 metre high, has been in place since 2005.

The airport says the board will be taken down over the next four weeks, scaffolding will be erected overnight and the site will be protected with mesh during that time.

It added that the airport will recycle as much of it as possible. Spokesperson Siobhan O’Donnell said:

We’ll be sorry to see the big board go, but the way in which passengers avail of information has changed dramatically over the past decade and we have to move with the times.
“A decade ago, many passengers had rather limited access to information when they arrived at the airport, and everybody availed of tradition check-in procedures. Now many passengers have boarding cards on their mobile phones and go straight to security screening.”

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