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Dublin Airport's Five-Year Runway Plan

DAA's 320m Euro north runway project is now due to be built by 2020.

DAA has been given five more years to build its planned 320 million Euro north runway at Dublin Airport.

A 10-year planning permission for the runway project was granted in August 2007, but construction did not get under way due to the economic downturn and subsequent fall in passenger numbers.

Preliminary works to allow for the runway, mostly involving road realignment, began late last year. DAA (formerly known as Dublin Airport Authority) said it hopes to start work on the runway itself later this year and to have completed the project by 2020.

Passenger volumes needed to reach 25 million to make the additional runway financially viable, DAA said, a figure which was not exceeded until the end of 2015.

In 2008, numbers stood at 23.4 million but fell dramatically to 18.4 million in 2010.

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