The European Investment Bank (EIB) plans for a major loan to Dublin Airport operator daa, to cover about 50% of the cost of major scheduled improvements.
These include the structural overlay and rehabilitation of the main and secondary runways at Dublin; introducing new baggage screening systems; upgrading associated infrastructure; simplifying airside flows; increasing aircraft parking stands; constructing a parallel taxiway; terminal building improvements; and constructing landside office space.
The EUR350 million (USD419 million) loan would help daa fund the estimated bill for these works of EUR728 million.
An EIB note said the “project will significantly improve passenger service standards”. Part of the Dublin Airport Capital Investment Plan, the improvements are designed to “increase operational and commercial resilience, ensure that the highest levels of aviation safety and security are preserved, and improve the passenger experience through facility improvements,” the EIB added.
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