No need for third terminal at Dublin Airport, unions say

Ictu submission argues passenger growth can be met by two existing terminals

Close to 30 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year, an increase of 6 per cent on 2016. Forecasts have suggested that, by 2050, it could be catering for 55 million people annually. Photograph: Kate Geraghty,

Close to 30 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year, an increase of 6 per cent on 2016. Forecasts have suggested that, by 2050, it could be catering for 55 million people annually. Photograph: Kate Geraghty,

The development of a third terminal at Dublin Airport is not needed at this time, trade unions have maintained.

In a submission to the new review of future capacity requirements at the country’s airports, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) argued that the projected growth in passenger numbers at Dublin Airport could be accommodated by the expansion and reconfiguration of the existing two terminals.

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