Etihad officially started operations in its new home in Terminal 1 today with the arrival of its early morning flight from Abu Dhabi.
Passengers for the first outbound flight from the 300 Gates in Terminal 1 checked in at the newly installed Etihad desks in the renovated area of the departures floor.
The Etihad move comes in the wake of an extensive investment in T1 passenger and retail facilities.
The relocation to Terminal 1 comes ahead of the introduction of an additional daily service between Dublin and Abu Dhabi, bringing the number of weekly departing flights to seven.
This figure is set to double in April – coinciding with Etihad’s tenth anniversary at Dublin Airport – when the number of flights will increase to fourteen a week.
Welcoming Etihad’s expansion and move to Terminal 1 was welcomed by Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.
“We have worked hard to improve the departures and arrivals areas in T1 and have also recently enhanced the boarding gate facilities and the retail experience.
“Since Etihad Airways launched the Abu Dhabi route in 2007, Dublin has been a hugely popular destination in its network, and the increased daily service will be welcomed by both business and leisure travellers. It is good news for Irish tourism and also for those travelling to Abu Dhabi and beyond”.
Above: Etihad check-in staff, Ingrid Bruziene, Sophie Tailhefer, Shenaz Wardally, Kamilla Grabarczuk and Shabanar Andrews,celebrate their first morning at work in Terminal 1.
Below: Barry Barker, Line Relationship Manager, daa; Robert Duffy, Airport Manager, Etihad; Beatrice Cosgrove, General Manager, Etihad; Karen Maloney, Leisure Sales Manager, Etihad; Valerie Murphy, Corporate Sales Manager, Etihad; and Cormac O’Connell, Customer Relationship General Manager, daa.