daa Group Structure

daa Group

daa operates Dublin and Cork airports in Ireland and has significant overseas businesses through its ARI and daa International subsidiaries in addition to the Dublin Airport Central development at Dublin Airport. The company is State-owned and headquartered at Dublin Airport. It has over 3,500 employees in domestic and international airport management and operation, domestic and international airport retail management, and aviation consultancy services.

The Group’s core purpose is to connect Ireland with the world and its vision is to be an airport industry leader that will grow its business by delivering great service and value for airlines, passengers and business partners.

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Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport welcomed a total of 32.9 million passengers during 2019, setting a new record for traffic at the airport. About 30.7 million people started and ended their journey at Dublin Airport last year, while almost 2.2 million passengers used the airport as a hub.

Passenger numbers were up 4% with an additional 1.4 million passengers passing through the airport during 2019. Short-haul traffic increased by 5% to 27.7 million, while long-haul passenger numbers increased by 4% to almost 5.2 million. Dublin Airport has flights to more than 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by almost 50 airlines.

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Cork Airport

Cork Airport recorded a fourth consecutive year of growth, with passenger numbers growing by 8% to 2.6 million with several new routes added to it’s expanding route network. The Airport hosted ‘Airports Council International’ (ACI) Europe Digital Communications Forum.

A new traffic management system was designed and introduced which included investment to the upgrade the forecourt, improved way-finding signage, access to car parks, two-way road system and enhanced public transport lanes.

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Aer Rianta International

ARI is one of the largest and most significant players in the global travel retail industry. ARI own and manage duty free and duty paid retail outlets in Europe, The Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas. From pioneering beginnings when we opened the world’s first duty free shop in Shannon Airport in 1947, we now employ over 4,000 people worldwide and manage a turnover in excess of $1 billion. ARI is also responsible for The Loop operations at Dublin and Cork airports in Ireland.


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Dublin Airport Central

Dublin Airport Central is Ireland’s next-generation business destination located directly opposite Terminal 2. Boasting a unique mix of business and social amenities, Dublin Airport Central brings the best Dublin Airport has to offer to growing national and international businesses.




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