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I was reading another aviation website today when difficulties sometimes experienced by long haul aircraft at DUB was being discussed.

I hadn't realised that the DUB's longest runway is 'just' 2,637 metres long and, according to one poster on that message board, Emirates aircraft sometimes have to offload up to 20 tonnes of cargo when the runway is wet, and the A330s to SFO and LAX also have weight restrictions on hot, calm days.

I suppose I had assumed that DUB's runway was at least 3,000 metres long given that it handles around 30 million passengers a year.
 

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I wonder if an extension is in the pipeline? Especially if Dublin wants to attract more Eastern flights and maybe even South America?
 

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I wonder if an extension is in the pipeline? Especially if Dublin wants to attract more Eastern flights and maybe even South America?
The answer appears to be yes. According to Wiki it will be 3,110 metres in length, will cost 300 million euros and work was to start in 2017.

However, the below linked report suggests the work has not yet started but a main contractor will be appointed with work starting towards the end of this year for a 2021 opening.

http://www.thejournal.ie/dublin-airport-runway-3977495-Apr2018/
 

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A few photos from while i was at Dublin today.












 

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Excellent, as always. That's a busy airport for a country of around five million inhabitants.
It is quite amazing the carriers Dublin has been able to attract. Just goes to show how well the Irish economy is growing and how far Ireland has come as a country. As a Welshman i'm quite envious. Dublin Airport is a genuine European hub airport, on the flights i took from the Dublin and too Dublin with Aer Lingus there were people on the flights from all over Europe connecting to the US and to Europe. The only downside for me as a connecting passenger on the way to the US was the 2 security checkpoints that i had to go through in Dublin itself apart from that it is a good airport though i'll probably stick to Amsterdam the next time as the transit experience on the way out is more seamless.
 

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It is quite amazing the carriers Dublin has been able to attract. Just goes to show how well the Irish economy is growing and how far Ireland has come as a country. As a Welshman i'm quite envious. Dublin Airport is a genuine European hub airport, on the flights i took from the Dublin and too Dublin with Aer Lingus there were people on the flights from all over Europe connecting to the US and to Europe. The only downside for me as a connecting passenger on the way to the US was the 2 security checkpoints that i had to go through in Dublin itself apart from that it is a good airport though i'll probably stick to Amsterdam the next time as the transit experience on the way out is more seamless.
When you take the island of Ireland as a whole the Irish airports between them handle over over 40 million passengers a year from a population of around 7 million.

Ireland (the Republic) benefited from its EU membership, and in particular from its low corporate tax regime that led to the arrival of many multi-national companies particularly from the USA.

The 'Celtic Tiger' economy grew phenomenally in the Republic in the 1990s and early years of this century but suffered a significant downturn in 2008. By 2010 its economy was struggling hugely prompting a massive bail-out agreement by the EU/IMF of 85 billion euros to prop up the country's ailing banking system and to help the government with its day to day needs.The UK loaned £3.2 billion.

In recent years the Republic has seen its fortunes improve. Despite its small population - the Republic's is smaller than Scotland's - the country has shown what is possible so long as it doesn't over reach itself. Hopefully, the lessons of the crisis of a decade ago will have been learned and heeded.

Perhaps Wales would have a better chance of emulating the Republic's success if it was an independent country outside the UK but within the EU.:mad:?
 

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Perhaps Wales would have a better chance of emulating the Republic's success if it was an independent country outside the UK but within the EU.:mad:?
I'm actually leaning these days towards Wales being better off as an independent country.
Although there is big differences between the two countries notably Ireland is an island that gives air travel a boost i do think Ireland as a country has a confidence that Wales doesn't has and Dublin Airport helps with that.
 

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