Terminal West Campus
Dublin Airport is the principle gateway to Ireland and is one of the most significant single economic entities in the Dublin region. The annual number of passengers using the airport increased from 2 million in 1982 to 23.5 million in 2008. The long term vision for Dublin Airport is to locate future terminal capacity on the western side of the designated airport area, creating a second airport node to balance the increasingly congested existing (Eastern) Campus, and to provide for a dedicated freight centre.
The land use plan developed for the Western Campus incorporates development zones to house the facilities required for Dublin Airport to reach the maximum development potential for the proposed parallel runway system. It is expected that the Western Campus would be developed in response to demand generated by airport capacity requirements and other commercial considerations.