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Airport Activities Report

Community Affairs
May, 2008

Airport Activities Report
May 2008


   1. Passengers
   2. Aircraft Movements
   3. Cargo
   4. Aviation Marketing Update
   5. Airport Development
   6. Community Affairs
   7. Noise & Flight Track Monitoring Report
   8. Environment
   9. Mobility Management
   10. Press Releases

      Prepared by Dublin Airport Authority’s External Communications Department, May 2008
   1. Dublin Airport Passenger Figures Jan – Apr 2008

                            Arriving               Departing                  Transit                Total
Region                 Current Yr      Last Yr Current Yr          Last Yr        Yr Last Yr   Current Yr     Last Yr
DOMESTIC                142,888      133,010      135,974      128,167        7,962 14,031     286,824      275,208
& UK)          1,710,360 1,641,155 1,634,688 1,546,784    534 1,209 3,345,582 3,189,148
INTERNATIONAL     47,782    38,888    43,411    35,407      0      0    91,193    74,295
TRANSATLANTIC    238,218 174,101 229,422 165,072 9,732 11,627 477,372 350,800
UK             1,378,600 1,359,900 1,395,981 1,374,633    355    120 2,774,936 2,734,653
Total          3,517,848 3,347,054 3,439,476 3,250,063 18,583 26,987 6,975,907 6,624,104

2. Total Aircraft Movements by Runway 2008

              Total Aircraft Movements by Runway: April 2008
     Runway           10       28     16     34     11       29 Helicopters Totals
       Movements   805 14368 41      0    0    0                       237         15451
       Percentage 5.2% 93.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%                      1.5%        100.0%
       Movements 5266 9943 845        0    0    0                      232         16286
       Percentage 32.3% 61.1% 5.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%                     1.4%        100.0%

 March Movements 2704 14094 285 461         0    0                     291         17835
        Percentage 15.2% 79.0% 1.6% 2.6% 0.0% 0.0%                    1.6%        100.0%
  April Movements 4933 11271 572 347        0    0                     261         17384
        Percentage 28.4% 64.8% 3.3% 2.0% 0.0% 0.0%                    1.5%        100.0%
  Year to Date use: 13708 49676 1743 808                 0     0          1021     66956
      Year to Date
   Percentage use: 20.5% 74.2% 2.6% 1.2% 0.0% 0.0%                           1.5% 100.0%

3. Cargo
Dublin Airport Air                                                                  Cumulative
Cargo - 2008               Jan      Feb    Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec (Jan - Mar 08)

Air Freight Tonnes         8,338 8,403 9,349                                                                 26,090

Comparison with same
period of previous year 2.3% 8.9% 2.8%                                                                        4.5%

Road Freight Tonnes        2,097 2,275 2,305                                                                 6,677

Comparison with same
period of previous year 26% -25% 23%                                                                           2%

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4. Aviation Marketing Update

Passenger traffic for the first 4 months of the year is up 5.3% on the
same period in 2007. In volumes terms the airport handled 6.98m
passengers in those four months which is up over 350,000 passengers
on the same period last year. On a rolling 12 months the airport
handled 23.64m passengers and is on line to exceed 24m by year end.

Contributing to this growth was the launch of new transatlantic services
by Aer Lingus and US Airways. During these four months 8 new
services were launched to Moscow by S7 Airlines, Stuttgart and Berlin
by Lufthansa, Palma, Santander, Rodez and Zadar by Ryanair and
Plymouth by Air Southwest. A further 9 new services are planned for
the rest of this summer. On the negative side we lost services to
Shannon by Ryanair, Barcelona with Clickair and 4 of Centralwings 6
services to Poland.

The full implementation of Open Skies between Ireland and the US has
seen more passengers fly on direct services to the US. The added US
services are contributing to the strong growth of 36% on the Atlantic. In
addition we saw Etihad increase its frequency to Abu Dhabi to daily

Overall freight increased by 4% in the first quarter of 2008. The added
capacity on the Atlantic helped grow this business.

5. Airport Development

Pier D

Work is continuing on the apron re-grading for the southern gates on
Pier D, which will be delivered on a phased basis during the summer.
Landscaping work on the area in front of the Old Central Terminal
Building (OCTB) is complete and the gardens have been returned to
the original 1940s design.

Pier D Extension

The DAA is planning to build an extension to Pier D to help meet the
huge demand for extra short-haul services from Dublin Airport.

The new two-storey extension will increase the size of the existing Pier
D facility by about 30%, adding seven new boarding gates serving eight
aircraft parking stands.

The DAA has submitted outline plans for the Pier D extension to An
Bord Pleanála (ABP) under the terms of the Strategic Infrastructure Act

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and it will make a decision on whether the proposed extension to Pier D
can be considered as strategic infrastructure or not. If it is deemed
strategic infrastructure, the DAA will apply for planning permission
directly to ABP. If it is not deemed strategic, the DAA will apply for
planning permission to Fingal County Council.

T2/Pier E

On March 31, the first piece of structural steel for the new terminal was
erected and during the past few weeks the shape of the new T2
baggage hall – the first part of T2 that is being built - has become
apparent. The baggage hall is located close to the spiral ramps on the
existing terminal.

We have also recently started to build the steel frame of the new T2
energy centre, which is located at the eastern end of the construction
site close to the hangar occupied by Ryanair.

Work started in mid May on the steel core of the main element of the
terminal and the large frame of the terminal building itself has now
started to rise.

Work is also progressing rapidly on the new aircraft parking stands for
Pier E, the new boarding gate facility that is part of the overall T2
project. Construction work on Pier E itself is due to begin later this

The construction of T2 will be completed in late 2009 and the new
terminal is due to open to the public in April 2010.

Terminal One Extension

Work started on the T1X project in February and is already well
advanced. We are using pre-cast concrete panels to build the stair and
lift cores that will form the backbone of the new extension. This method
saves a significant amount of time and also ensures that the work is
completed as efficiently as possible. The first elements of the steel
frame of the 7,500 sq m extension were erected in April. The T1
extension will be delivered on a phased basis and will be fully complete
by the summer of 2009.


We are investing more than €25m this year on a range of projects to
upgrade the provision of electricity, gas, water and other services at the

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Work is almost complete on a new electricity substation beside the
R132 on the opposite side of the road from ALSAA complex. At
present, Dublin Airport takes electricity from the ESB via a system that
delivers enough power for the equivalent of about 10,000 homes. The
new system will give the DAA enough electricity to power the equivalent
of about 30,000 homes.

As part of this project, two large high-voltage transformers were lifted
into place at the Dardistown substation in early May. Each transformer
weighs about 45 tonnes and was lifted into place by a 500-tonne mobile
crane. The complex operation was successfully completed without
impacting on traffic in the area.

We are also well advanced on building a new underground potable
water reservoir north of SR Technics near Castlemoate House. To
install new services connected to this project, a section of Castlemoate
Road was recently closed for a weekend.

As part of the utilities programme we are also working on the first phase
of an airside water attenuation project and the replacement of the
existing boiler house.

Apron and Taxiways

Work is continuing on a three-year programme aimed at delivering extra
aircraft parking stands and taxiways at Dublin Airport.

The largest project onsite in Apron 6, which will provide new aircraft
parking stands located close to the fire station. 6C, the first phase of
Apron 6, became operational in early April. It has eight parking stands
that are being used by narrow bodied short haul aircraft, Aer Arann
planes and business jets.

Apron phase 6A is still under construction and is due to be handed over
in June. Work is also continuing on Apron 6B which will be handed over
in September. When fully operational, 6A & 6B will add an extra 15
parking stands for short haul aircraft or seven parking stands for long
haul planes.

6. Community Affairs

Grass Management Programme

When one thinks about an airport they usually think about the car park,
the terminal building and the runway. However, there are many other
facets that make-up the airport campus and its environs. In the case of

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Dublin Airport the Dublin Airport Authority manages 14.5 kilometres of
roads outside the airport campus.

Martin Carroll, Project Manager – Landside has responsibility for the
maintenance of these external roads. He must ensure, not only from a
safety and appearance point of view, but from a good neighbour
perspective that these roads are kept in a clean and safe condition.

Every year between April and October Martin arranges to have the
grass verges on all these roads cut in order that they are kept in a
sightly and safe condition.

The grass is cut from approximately 200mm high to ground level. The
grass is mulched into the ground about following each cut. This
process of mulching avoids the need to apply artificial fertilisers to the
grass, by applying indigenous nutrients directly back into the soil thus
competing the organic cycle.

Martin also arranges to have the roads kept clean and organises a litter
pick before each cutting of the grass. During the period November to
March, when no cutting takes place, litter is collected from the grass
verges once a month.

Ensuring that the drainage channels remain clear also falls into his area
of responsibility. These channels must be kept clear to minimise the
risk of flooding on the road surface.

This contract helps Dublin Airport improve the general environs for the
community, visitors and staff at the airport.

St. Cronan’s JNS Garden Project

As part of Dublin Airport Authority’s external communications
programme we provide assistance to groups who are engaged in
activities which promote excellence in youth. Priority is also given to
projects that help improve the environment.

St. Cronan’s Junior National School approached Dublin Airport
Authority on behalf of the children, to request assistance in the
provision of a garden within the school grounds. We felt that the
garden project fit perfectly with our efforts to be a good neighbour to our
local communities.

We asked Edel Blake, special duties teach with St. Cronans to give us
an outline of the aims and objectives of the garden project.

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“It had long been the hope of Anne Mc Mahon the now retired principal
of St. Cronan’s JNS to create a garden area in an unused central green
area of the school. In 2007 the new principal Brigid Manton and the
staff of St. Cronan’s JNS decided to make this hope a reality. Special
duties teacher Edel Blake was given responsibility for the garden
project. In May 2007 Denis Mc Nally a horticulturist from the Botanic
Gardens in Glasnevin visited the school and designed a sensory
garden with a seating area that incorporates many aspects of the
primary school curriculum.

Some people may wonder why a garden would be necessary in a junior
national school but we as a staff have found there is a great need for
such a resource. There are multiple reasons for this need:

   1. An increasing amount of our children are coming from housing
      developments/ apartments/ town houses that provide no green
      areas. Many have little or no front/back gardens. These young
      children have no opportunity to interact with nature. They have
      little knowledge of or experience with trees, flowers or market
      gardens. Young children learn better by “doing” therefore we
      feel a garden area would teach the children about nature,
      science and healthy living.
   2. Jamie Oliver’s recent programme about School Lunches drew
      attention to the fact that lots of children are no longer willing to
      eat healthily. We intend to use the garden to teach the children
      about healthy eating. The children will grow, prepare and eat
      their own fruit, vegetables and salad ingredients.
   3. The sensory aspect of the garden will be of particular benefit to
      the children in the Autistic Spectrum Disorder Unit that is located
      in our school.
   4. Children that may not excel in day to day school activities will be
      given an opportunity to experience success and achievement by
      maintaining their class garden patch.
   5. Every class in the school will have a weekly time in the garden.
      The garden area will facilitate many different curriculum areas
      such as creative writing, poetry, stories, drawing, sculpture and
      the study of plants and animals.
   6. Sadly our school has lost precious members of our staff and
      student body. A small section of the garden will serve as a
      memorial to these children/staff. It will provide a place of silence,
      reflection and comfort for parents, staff and children alike”.

Eoin Tobin, The Gardening Supervisor with Dublin Airport Authority has
been working with Edel Blake in getting the garden rotavated, planting
plans drawn up and trees, plants and equipment bought.

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The Garden Project in St. Cronan’s Junior National School benefits a
large number of people from the students, teachers, parents, to the
DAA staff involved. It is vitally important to help young people connect
with their environment and this project is ideal to enable them to do

This project has the potential to continue over the years giving the DAA
an ongoing opportunity to be involved with young people from the local
area. It will also help the students to put a “face” on the Dublin Airport
Authority through interaction with DAA staff.

Malahide Young Musician of the Year

In 1980 following a concert by Feis Ceoil winners and young musicians
from the Malahide area the idea of a Malahide Young Musician of the
Year competition grew and the first competition was held in 1981.

The competition has gone from strength to strength since then and over
the last weekend in April the 28th Malahide Young Musician of the Year
Competition was held. The aim of the competition is to encourage
young people to achieve their own potential and to enjoy making music.

The adjudicator at this year’s competition was again Peter Sweeney,
the renowned organist.

Derek Keogh, the Chairman of the Malahide Young Musician of the
Year Competition said that it would not be possible to run the
competition without the support of Dublin Airport Authority who had
sponsored the competition since its inception.

This year’s competition was won by the very talented sixteen year old
Máire Carroll who played both the violin and the piano.

DAA supports Portmarnock Community School Trip to South

On Friday 1st February, 2008 thirty-three transition year students from
Portmarnock Community School, a medical team and trades people
departed Dublin Airport on a two week trip to work with Marian
Finucane’s charity, “Friends in Ireland” in the aids stricken Kwazullu-
Natal region of South Africa.

Niall Fitzgerald, the project co-ordinator within the school had
approached the Dublin Airport Authority in late 2007 to ask if they would
once again support the project.

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DAA were delighted to lend their support and asked if one of the
students would keep a diary of the trip.  The following are some
highlights from Catherine Healy’s diary.

Catherine wrote of her first impressions, “South Africa is the kind of
place where poverty and wealth live side by side. It's the kind of place
where waiters and bus drivers talk as if they had a degree in African
history and sociology. It's the kind of place where scenes you'd only
previously seen on TV and Concern boxes hit you like a storm in the

They attended mass in the local township and she says “We took off
the sunglasses, turned off the I-pods and finally realized for ourselves
that we will learn much more from the South African people than they
will ever learn from us. And how they sang! Slipping into natural
harmony and embracing their Irish friends”..

They then had a short flight to Durban and traveled on to Angeli Lodge.
People were assigned to groups consisting of dancers, hurlers, IT
people, musicians, builders, painters and future doctors.

Catherine was assigned to the group that was working with the schools.
Of one school she says “In one of the poorer schools, there is on
average eighty students in a classroom; with six using a desk made for
two. Their toilet is a pit in the sandy ground and they have no electricity.
Yet we were greeted to a national welcome with full costumes and
drums and marching. A gorgeous meal was ready for us, prepared by
the elders over a fire. A room had been freshly painted in our honor with
a banner overhead saying 'Welcome PCS'. We were the first visitors
they'd had in over nine years and on hearing of our visit two days
before, they wanted to ensure that we would leave truly believing that
"South Africa is not such a bad place after all."

Working with the South African people Catherine realised that “indeed
there is a difference between poverty and simplicity, and yes, although
swamped in a place of little opportunities; they live beautiful lives”.

She will remember South Africa as a place where “they dance at break
time, and not a dance choreographed at a local leisure center, but a
rhythm born by the thumping of their manmade music and beat of their

Sponsorship (Community and Business)

Swords Celtic F.C.                                              March 2008
St. Columba’s Church Restoration Appeal                         March 2008
Malahide Young Musician of the Year                             March 2008

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Swords Young Musician of the Year                              April 2008
Kilronan Riding Club                                           April 2008
Malahide Chamber of Commerce                                   May 2008

7. Noise and Flight Track Update

See separate report attached.

8. Environment

Surface Water Monitoring Programme

All streams were in good condition during February 2008, although the
low rainfall during this month was reflected in the low flow conditions,
especially in a tributary of the Forrest Little Stream where some
suspended solids were picked up from the static water in the ditch.
Elevated Potassium concentrations were picked up directly at the South
Apron area as a result of pavement de-icing activities, however,
concentrations had returned to background levels by the time the
surface water left the airport and were consistent with those catchment
areas where no de-icing had taken place.

In April 2008, the Cuckoo Stream was in excellent condition with BOD
levels down at 4mg/l.

Overall, the surface water quality was satisfactory within the context of
the spring season.

Tender documents are currently being prepared for the next round of
surface water monitoring programme.

Surface Water Monitoring Equipment Project Update

Four of the Continuous Water Monitoring Stations are commissioned
and running. The probes are in the water being powered by solar
panels and are yielding data. Commissioning is continuing on 2 more
stations to be connected shortly, with the balance to follow shortly

The continuous water monitoring stations will be featured in the
forthcoming edition of “Your Airport” community newsletter explaining
how they operate and include a picture of them in situ.

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Surface Water Attenuation Project Update

The civil engineering work is continuing apace on the surface water
attenuation project within the airfield. Phase One (two storage tanks of
4,500m³ each) will be completed in the summer 2008.

Waste Water Monitoring

Overall the waste water system performed reasonably well.

Potable Water Monitoring
Sampling and testing of the drinking water distribution system within the
airport continues to be carried out in accordance with the Drinking
Water Regulations.     The results from the laboratory for Check
Monitoring continues to be excellent. The next round of Audit
monitoring is scheduled for end of May 2008.

Reservoir Project Update

Construction of the new reservoir is well underway with excavation
works complete and the construction of the infrastructure and tank walls
well underway. The works are scheduled to be completed by the end of

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Overall the ambient air quality results in and around the airport were

Tender documents are currently being prepared for the next round of air
quality monitoring in and around Dublin Airport.

Air Quality Monitoring Station Project Update

The Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Station has been delivered to the
airport and is in the process of being commissioned.

The purpose of the ambient air monitoring station is to use chemical
analysers to measure the concentrations of different parameters in the
air (as such it is a mini laboratory). It will measure those parameters
known to be associated with airport operations and aviation activities,
     Nitrogen Oxides (NO, NO2 & NOx)
     Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)
     Carbon Monoxide (CO)
     Ozone (O3)
     Total Hydrocarbons (methane & Non-methane)

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      Benzene
      Particulates (less than 10 microns and less than 2.5 micons in
    Met station (to determine wind speed & direction for dispersion

Currently, the station is yielding continuous data on 6 devices (NOx,
SO2, CO, O3, PM2.5, PM10). The balance of equipment is currently in
the process of being set up.

9. Mobility Management

Dublin Airport is committed to promoting alternatives to the single
occupant car user and Mobility Manager, Ivor Maleady, is responsible
for encouraging staff and passengers to choose sustainable
transportation when they travel to and from the Airport.

As the Airport grows, DAA is conscious of the impact that this has on its
neighbours, infrastructure and the environment and as such it is
committed to Mobility Management initiatives. Car-sharing, Tax-saver
Commuting and improved bicycle parking have been introduced to
assist those who wish to choose alternatives to the single car user
option and other schemes such as free bike hire for airport staff will be
introduced shortly.

Currently 21% of airport staff take the bus on a regular basis, 5% share
their car journey with another and 1% cycle. It’s clear from these
figures that a significant amount of staff are doing their bit for
sustainable transportation at Dublin Airport.


The Dublin Airport website, was
launched in December 2007 and to date our registered users have
saved over 1000kgs of CO2, over 300 litres of fuel and over 4000
kilometres. There are currently 54 registered users and recently SR
Technics and Aer Arann joined the scheme. Of course car sharing is
not a new phenomenon, many staff members have shared their
journeys to work in the past. It is hoped the website will provide a facility
that enables those who wish to car-share to do so easily.

Tax-saver Commuter Tickets

Since December 2007 staff can claim up to 47% back on the cost of a
monthly or annual Bus/Rail/Luas ticket. This scheme has yielded huge
savings for some staff members already. The cost of an annual bus

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ticket, for example, is €850 but the staff member pays just €450.50
deducted through their payroll.

Bicycle facilities

Up to 40 additional bike parking spaces have been provided to cope
with the demand for appropriate facilities for staff who choose this
transport option. In total Dublin Airport has over 100 designated spaces
for cyclists with more to follow this year.

Free Bike Hire Scheme for Staff:

By the end of May Dublin Airport will have a free bike hire scheme
similar to many schemes seen in cities around Europe. Staff members
can register and hire a bike free of charge if they need to travel from
one end of the airport campus to the other. Initially the bikes will be
located at key points around the complex with a view to expanding the
network should the need arise. Some staff members currently use their
car to get from their office to meetings on the campus but it is hoped
that the bike option will prove to be a more popular one.

New Bus Routes:

Flybus: Two major private sector coach operators – Dualway and
Eirebus have joined together to launch Flybus, a new premium bus
service to Dublin Airport.

Flybus will be operating a new scheduled service from Dublin Airport to
Liffey Valley and The Square in Tallaght from May 2008. The Flybus
service operates from the Coach Park and will commence at 04.00hrs
each day and a ten- journey ticket costs €40.00.

Matthews Coaches Ltd launched a scheduled service from City North
Business Campus near Stamullen on 12th May 2008. Matthews Ltd will
be using this complex as a hub for its current routes – Drogheda,
Dundalk, Bettystown and Laytown to feed onto the Airport service. It is
envisaged that the City North service will commence at 05.00hrs each
day and will operate from the Coach Park.

Aircoach have also launched a Greystones – Dublin Airport route
servicing Bray – Shankill – N11 – Blackrock – Booterstown –
Sandymount and through the Port Tunnel to Dublin Airport. The service
will also include The Point Depot on its route. This is a 24hour service
operating from the Arrivals Road.

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10. Press Releases

DAA Announces Plans for World Class €4 Billion Development - Dublin
Airport City

      Dublin Airport City to be constructed on 350 acres of land east of
       Dublin Airport

      When completed, Dublin Airport City to contribute almost €1
       billion per annum in added value to the Irish economy

      Dublin Airport City to be world class economic zone for
       international business headquarters, targeting next generation of
       foreign direct investment into Ireland

      Master-planned development to meet highest environmental
       standards green and sustainable

      Office desk to check-in desk in 6 minutes
      Dublin Airport City to support long term investment in Dublin

Friday, 25th April, 2008. An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern TD, today unveiled
the DAA`s masterplan for the development of a €4 billion Dublin Airport
City located to the east of Dublin Airport on lands owned by the DAA.
This new economic, educational and research zone will be Ireland`s
premier location for international business headquarters, targeting the
next generation of foreign direct investment into Ireland. It is estimated
that Dublin Airport City, when completed will contribute circa €1 billion
per annum in added value to the Irish economy*.

Dublin Airport City will help position Ireland as a leading business
location for multinational companies in Europe, attracting significant
foreign direct investment as well as creating approximately 30,000 high
quality jobs of which up to one third will be net new jobs. In addition an
average of up to 2,000 construction and fit-out jobs per year will be
created over the construction lifetime of the project.

The Government is supporting Dublin Airport City as a vibrant new
economic hub, which will significantly enhance Ireland`s global

It is envisaged that Dublin Airport City would also incorporate a third-
level education, training and research institute focused on aviation
services. This would be Ireland`s first educational facility dedicated to
aviation, with an emphasis on the master-planning of airports, aviation
financing etc.

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Dublin Airport City will be a radical new concept in how we do business,
and how we travel for business. The detailed master-planning and
design of the new economic zone will ensure that each building is
environmentally sustainable, both in its own right and in the way it
interacts with those around it. Access to the zone by public transport
will be maximised by the construction of a high-speed automated
people mover linking with the Metro North station at Dublin Airport.
Executives based at Dublin Airport City will be able to make the journey
from their office desk to the airport check-in desk in an average of 6

Dublin Airport City will be constructed on 350 acres of land to the east
of Dublin Airport, and the new economic zone will incorporate 600,000
sq metres of next generation office space, and more than 40,000 sq
metres of retail, hotel and conference facilities. DAA plans to develop
Dublin Airport City on a phased basis over a 15-20 year period with first
occupation expected in 2012/13.

In addition to the economic advantage that Dublin Airport City will offer
the island of Ireland the development will also generate new
sustainable sources of revenue enabling the DAA to ensure that Dublin
Airport remains one of the most competitive airports within the EU and

The full Dublin Airport City site will be developed in five-year stages.
The principal commercial office buildings will be built to the highest
environmental and design specifications, and will utilise the most
advanced materials and technologies to ensure the development is self-
sustaining. The optimised environmental efficiency of the overall
development will be leveraged by Dublin Airport City specifically to
attract companies that are focused on sustainable growth while
minimising their energy consumption and carbon utilisation.

The master-planning for Dublin Airport City has been developed by
international architectural firm HOK, financial advisors to the project are
Rothschild and KPMG, with property development advice being
sourced from leading international property company CBRE.

Dublin Airport City will be fully integrated with Fingal County Council`s
Local Area Plan (2006) for Dublin Airport, Swords and South Fingal and
will engage fully with the local authority, local communities and their
elected representatives to optimise the benefits it will offer to the people
of Fingal.

Dublin Airport City will be funded independently of the €2 billion
investment programme currently underway at Dublin Airport.

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Although no decision has been taken regarding the structure of any
financing for Dublin Airport City, it is anticipated, given the nature and
scale of the project, that funding will be secured from a range of
sources, both domestic and foreign. The ultimate funding structure from
a range of options will be determined following a more detailed review
of costs, financing and market demand.

Government and the DAA will explore how best to optimise the planning
process for the delivery of Dublin Airport City, and also a range of
possible initiatives to incentivise the development of Dublin Airport City
as a world class, leading edge, environmentally friendly and energy-
efficient economic zone.

Speaking at the unveiling of the plans at the Radisson Hotel, Dublin
Airport, An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern said, "These exciting plans
unveiled today provide a blueprint for the development of a world class
Airport City, creating one of Europe`s premier airport economic zones
for global companies. Located close to the newly-developed Dublin
Airport, Dublin Airport City will deliver a vibrant new economic hub for
the country, advancing Ireland to the next stage in our development as
one of the most successful economies in Europe."

Gary McGann, Chairman, DAA said, "The DAA believes the plan for
Dublin Airport City has the vision, the location, the wherewithal and the
support, not least from government, to become the most significant
catalyst for economic activity in Ireland for a generation and to deliver
benefits for Dublin Airport for many generations to come."

Declan Collier, Chief Executive, DAA, said, "The clustering of travel
intensive businesses at Dublin Airport City will sustain the ongoing
development of Dublin Airport. Crucially, it will help the airport maintain
its status as one of the most competitive airports globally and position
Ireland as a key gateway to world economies. The Masterplan for
Dublin Airport City is aligned with Fingal County Council`s Local Area
Plan (2006), which focuses on the growth of Swords as the region`s
principal population centre, on addressing the imbalance in the supply
of quality office locations in North Dublin and on significant public
transport initiatives such as Metro North."

In response to the announcement, Barry O`Leary, Chief Executive
Officer, IDA Ireland said, "IDA has always welcomed any infrastructural
development that enhances Ireland as a location for foreign investment.
This project is a great vote of confidence in Dublin`s future as a major
centre for international commerce, increasing choice in both the range
and quality of property options available to those companies
considering locating in this region." He added, "Our capital city should

      Prepared by Dublin Airport Authority’s External Communications Department, May 2008
reflect the vibrancy within our economy and be a beacon for
international business, this development will greatly help in that regard"

      Prepared by Dublin Airport Authority’s External Communications Department, May 2008

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