Dublin Airport’s US Preclearance facility in Terminal 2 has reached a significant milestone
when Anna Kenny, from Glasthule became the one millionth passenger to use the
Automatic Passport Control (APC) kiosks there.
The kiosks were introduced in December 2014 to improve efficiency in processing times
and the overall passenger experience through US Preclearance.
More than half of all US preclearance passengers travelling through Dublin Airport this
year have used this technology.
“Dublin Airport currently has four airlines flying to 11 destinations in the US. An average
of 20 flights use the US preclearance facility on a daily basis,” said Dublin Airport
Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.
“Dublin Airport now ranks 5th among EU airports for route frequency to North America.
We have surpassed Madrid. Only Heathrow, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam are now
ahead of Dublin This September Aer Lingus will add two new transatlantic routes to its
route network when it launches services to Newark and Hartford, Connecticut.”
US Customs & Border Protection Dublin Port Director, Tish Lagerwey said “This is a very
exciting milestone which was reached as a result of hard work and the successful
partnership between Customs and Border Protection, Dublin Airport and the Irish
Last year, a record 2.4 million passengers travelled between Dublin Airport and North
America. Figures for the first six months of this year show a further 19% rise in
Pictured before boarding her Aer Lingus flight to New York, winner Anna Kenny with
(right) US Customs & Border Protection Dublin Port Director, Tish Lagerwey and (left)
fellow passenger Elaine Jenkins.