It’s hard to believe that well over 400 million passengers have passed through departures at Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. It’s even harder to believe that the same floor has been there through it all too.
While parts of the floor have been upgraded several times over the past four decades, the original tiling from when the building opened in 1972 is still in place in some areas. Now the departures floor at Terminal 1 is set to be replaced as part of a €10 million makeover.
The upgrade project will also see ticket desks being removed to make more space and new wooden and tile fascia around the walls. The first phase of the work started this week. The upgrade will mean a phased temporary closure of some check-in and ticket desks, with some check-in facilities being moved for a time.