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350 New Jobs with DAA

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350 New Jobs with DAA

Monday, January 18, 2016 

350 New Jobs with DAA

Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is to create 350 new jobs. The DAA has announced its busiest ever year with a record 25 million passengers in 2015.

An additional 3.3 million people used the airport last year, up 15 per cent on 2014. Last year saw 22 new routes being created and extra capacity being added on 39 existing services.

DAA said it expects passenger numbers to continue to increase this year due to the addition of 11 new scheduled services, including new routes to Los Angeles, Vancouver, Cancun in Mexico and Montego Bay in Jamaica.

The new roles being created will be in areas of:

  • Security
  • Customer service
  • Asset management.

Details of career opportuniites with the DAA are available here.

Long-haul traffic increased by 19 per cent last year, while short-haul traffic was up by 15 per cent. Passenger traffic to and from continental Europe, the airport’s largest market segment, jumped 15 per cent to a new record of 12.8 million. In addition, traffic to Britain rose 14 per cent last year to a new high of 8.9 million. Transatlantic passenger numbers were up 17 per cent to a record 2.5 million, while passenger traffic to other international destinations - mainly the Middle East and Africa - increased by 25 per cent to a 805,000. More than one million passengers availed of the US preclearance facilities at Dublin Airport during the year, a new record.

Between 2010 and 2015, transatlantic passenger numbers have increased by 66 per cent at Dublin Airport and 15 new transatlantic services have been added. The DAA said more than one million passengers transferred or transited through the airport in 2015.

“Growing Dublin Airport as a hub for transfers brings major benefits to the Irish economy,” said managing director Vincent Harrison. “A regular flow of transfer traffic underpins the economic viability of connecting long-haul and short-haul services, and also makes it more likely that Dublin Airport will add additional transatlantic routes and extra flights on existing services, thereby improving Ireland’s overall connectivity, which is hugely positive for tourism and trade,” he added.

Dublin Airport supports or facilitates a total of 97,400 jobs in the Irish economy and contributed €6.9 billion to the national economy, according to a study by economic consultants InterVISTAS.

The CareersPortal Team