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11th Nov 2016

Dublin Airport could be about to get a lot bigger

Great news!

Good news, Dublin Airport could be getting a third terminal.

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has published a request for tenders (RFT) to conduct a report on the future capacity of Ireland’s airports.

They are looking for experts to study the future demand at Cork, Dublin and Shannon airports.

A request for tenders (RFT) is a formal, structured invitation to suppliers to submit a bid to supply products or services.

The RFT is expected to recommend a timeframe for the development of a new Terminal 3 at Dublin Airport.

According to the DTTAS, “Tenderers will also be asked to assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of the funding and operation of Terminal 3 by the existing airport operator in comparison to being operated on an independent basis.”

The reports was initially announced by Minster for Transport Shane Ross in September and concerns the long-term future of Ireland’s airports until 2050.

Ryanair chief executive, Michael O’Leary said at the Fine Gael gathering that Ryanair should be allowed to develop and run the third terminal.

You can read the request here.


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