bestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8432 posts, RR: 57 Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6599 times:
Aer Lingus will become the anchor tenant at T2 and will operate its full long-haul and short-haul service from the new terminal. Aer Lingus will also use the new United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility, which is an integral element of T2. By availing of CBP, all customs and immigration checks for the United States are completed in Dublin and passengers will be classed as domestic upon arrival into the US.
“We are delighted that Aer Lingus has agreed to move its Dublin operations into Terminal Two,” said DAA Chief Executive Declan Collier. “We look forward to working closely with Aer Lingus over the coming months to ensure a smooth and efficient transition to the new terminal.”
Aer Lingus Chief Executive Christoph Mueller said: “Aer Lingus’ move to Terminal 2 is a significant moment in the history of Irish aviation. It will represent a major improvement in the overall airport experience for our customers and our staff. We also believe that the opening of full CBP facilities will provide significant opportunities for future development.”
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4892 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6549 times:
First of all, was there actually any doubt in anyone's mind that Aer Lingus wouldn't move to T2? There wasn't for me!
I am glad they are moving - I am looking forward to flying out of there regularly on my way to London. It'll be nice to not have to use the old Terminal anymore! Can't wait to see the new Gold Circle Lounge!
Oh and by the way, Aer Lingus also said that if there was any attempt to introduce differential pricing, they would review their decision. Not that it will happen, but a nice little disclaimer!
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
bestwestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 8432 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6257 times:
Further news from todays newspapers:
Airline to use full Customs and Border Protection service
Aer Lingus will become the anchor tenant at T2 and will operate its full long-haul and short-haul service from the new terminal. Aer Lingus will also use the new US Customs and Border Protection ) facility at T2.
Transatlantic Aer Lingus services will move to T2 in November, and short-haul operations will be subsequently transferred, probably within a few months of that date. About 600 Aer Lingus staff will be involved in the move.
aer lingus branding everywhere
Aer Lingus will have "significant" branding at T2 that will effectively present it as the airline's terminal, particularly around its own operational area. The airline is expected to use 28 of the 56 check-in desks at the facility and have a major new lounge.
no onboard duty free on US flights as they are deemed domestic
The Aer Lingus move to T2 will also spell the end of in-flight duty-free sales on its flights from Dublin to the US. US-bound passengers using the T2 facility will be considered domestic travellers under American law as they will have been processed at Dublin by US customs and border patrol personnel.
dixons to open retail unit in Terminal 2
The company said up to 50 people will be employed at its new outlets in Dublin airport. It recently opened an electronics store, Dixons Travel, in Terminal One, and plans a second store for Terminal Two..
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13167 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6204 times:
Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 1): Oh and by the way, Aer Lingus also said that if there was any attempt to introduce differential pricing, they would review their decision. Not that it will happen, but a nice little disclaimer!
I don't think the DAA ever wanted to do that; it was Ryanair that wanted it, but apparently it was rejected. However, I think that is probably dead in the water now.
Can't wait to use T2 now; it looks great. I guess the only niggle I would have is whether there are enough airbridges and/or stand space to allow a full hub operation, given that about 6-8 of the gates are for widebodies (not all of which will be used by EI) and they will need a good number of gates, depending on how many flights they wanted to feed to/from the US flights.