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Old 20th Sep 2020, 21:56
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From Flying In Ireland, pictures of the progress on the north runway, and the redesignation of the existing runway.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 00:12
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When did the new ATC Tower at Dublin open? Or has it not opened yet?
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 07:26
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Went and had look on Google earth at the new runaway

then noticed there sin't a single aircraft visible on the Airport

date 20th April 2020......................
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 07:34
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It's the new way Google are working - they are removing mobile items. There are a number of threads on here.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 09:37
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I don't believe it is operational yet, but should be by the end of the year.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 15:39
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The Irish Government has imposed the toughest lockdown in the EU (they used the success of New Zealand as an example) and introduced mandatory hotel quarantine for many countries. Yet we have an open border with our non EU neighbours who have all the variants of concern our Government claims we need to keep out. They had a go slow issuing and renewing passports. Our national broadcaster RTE became the voice of the Government and instilled fear on the population. Air travel is a dirty word and the Government isn't going to find a solution or permit the Green Passport anytime soon. DUB will remain empty and business will go elsewhere. The jobs will be lost but the Government Ministers will retire on full pension and pass the mess on to the next Government.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 17:54
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The tower is ready to go and will probably open in autumn once testing and commissioning of the new runway starts in mid summer. Construction is due to be finished by July.

Don't expect scheduled traffic on the new runway until after 1 Jan 2022.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 18:20
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I do worry. Looks like we'll reopen the border at least 3 months after the rest of Europe. Business will go elsewhere. Don't think we'll see the likes of HKG, PEK, PVG or other less traditional routes returning anytime soon. We'll be very reliant on EI for long haul, if they're still around at this rate. DAA lost 280 mil last year, EI double that.
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Old 29th Apr 2021, 18:22
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I believe it has been used in anger in trials on live traffic but full ops closer to the end of this year. Hope was to get it up and running about 6 months before it was actually needed for the new runway, but there's all kinds of restrictions on the operations there being challenged at the moment so who knows really.
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Old 30th Apr 2021, 09:16
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I see that Cork is to close for a number of weeks to allow deep maintenance on the runways there, anyone know if there's plans for 28L to close for heavy maint once the northern runway is operational? IIRC it was given a new surface a few years ago during the nights.
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