Dublin Airport prepares for information board’s departure

Terminal 1 flight board to be replaced as part of airport’s effort to ‘move with the times’

The large flight information board in the departures area at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 is to be removed over the next four weeks and replaced with 15 flight information screens .

There will be three flight information screens to the side of each check-in island in the terminal.

The change is part of an overall programme to modernise Terminal 1, which is more than 40-years-old.

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"The flight information board in T1 has been in place since 2005 and had become a symbol of Dublin Airport over the past 10 years," Dublin Airport spokeswoman Siobhan O'Donnell said.

“We’ll be sorry to see the big board go, but the way in which passengers avail of information has changed dramatically over the past decade and we have to move with the times.”

The board, which is made from four separate panels and was originally installed in January 2005, is 11.3m wide, 3.4m high and weighs 4.5 tonnes.

The removal work will be carried out at night during the airport’s least busy period.

The work will begin at 10pm and end at 4am.