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Dublin Airport had to deal with an increase in travelers after the COVID requirements from the US were lifted. Long queues for security and check-in desk as a result. General travelers were trying to bypass the long lines by using the Platinum service at Dublin airport, which is also a mandatory service for GA passengers. This resulted in delays for GA passengers and flights. World Fuel Trip Support met with the Platinum service and learned that a stop was put on the general public using the Platinum service, and more staff has been hired to handle GA traffic. Pax traveled smoothly through the Platinum lounges during the World Fuel Trip Support team’s visit. Landside access to the Platinum facility seems accessible for the general public, which could be a concern for those high-profile VIP pax using the facility. Dublin Airport has indicated moving all GA traffic to the west side of the airport, where there are currently no facilities like a lavatory. The West side of the airport is also lacking any fuel infrastructure. So fuel trucks need to be driven to the airport to fuel at the Western apron; this can take up to one hour, depending on landing traffic. But nothing is set in stone yet.
Current GA handlers:
- Signature Flight Support
- Alliance Flight Support
- Universal Aviation
Signature Flight Support:
Crew lounges are available in the Signature building, with a coffee/tea corner, couches, and computers for admin purposes. The pax lounges of Platinum will be used as this is mandatory for GA pax.
It functions as a GAT almost with several high-end pax lounges, which can be divided or combined depending on the group. Mandatory to use for all GA pax and those commercial pax that want to pre-clear for US-bound flights. C and I facilities are in-house.
Alliance flight support is thinking about turning their hangar on the West side of the airport into a full-size FBO, but they will first take delivery of a customer’s plane and manage that to find out the feasibility of the plans.