Dublin Airport Unveils First Of Five New Food & Drink Outlets
Dublin Airport has commenced the rollout of a number of new additions to its food and beverage options for passengers as the busy summer season gets underground.
The launch of new eating and drinking options are the latest improvements being rolled out by airport operator DAA in the two terminals at Dublin Airport as part of a 15-point plan launched in March this year, which aim to provide a better and more enjoyable travel experience for passengers.
The new The Lansdowne Bar + Kitchen has opened its doors on the arrivals floor in Terminal 1, with four more new outlets set to open over the coming weeks.
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Among the other new outlets due to open shortly are a seasonal pop-up coffee unit at the bustling 100 gates in Terminal 1, as well as new outlets from Irish brands including Cloudpicker Coffee Roasters, Camile Thai, and Handsome Burger.
Exciting improvements are also being made to Dublin Airport’s lounges. In partnership with catering partner KSG, the lounges at Dublin Airport will shortly start offering hot food options in the T1 Lounge, The East Lounge, and the US pre-clearance lounge in Terminal 2, 51st & Green. Passengers will be able to enjoy a diverse range of high-quality locally sourced produce while they relax ahead of their flight.
KSG has set a target to use 90% local produce in the airport by 2025, up from 80% currently. The lounges will offer seasonal menus, while each month will feature the products of an indigenous Irish producer.
Aileen Dowd, food and beverage business development manager at Dublin Airport, said, “We have listened to what passengers want and the additions we are making in both terminals will increase the food and drink options and lead to a more enjoyable experience for everyone who tra vels through Dublin Airport. Our goal is to deliver the best food and beverage offerings possible, providing increased variety, quality, and affordability. We are proud of the progress we have made so far to enhance the food and drink offerings at Dublin Airport and passengers can look forward to many more exciting additions coming very soon.”
DAA’s 15-point improvement plan is bringing about a suite of journey-enhancing improvements in the terminals at Dublin Airport. These include quicker security times, with the aim of getting at least 90% of passengers through screening in under 20 minutes, faster free wifi speeds, 400+ additional seats at departure gates, the addition of designated family seating areas, a 20% increase in the number of taxis available, and 15% more active bus routes serving the airport.
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