daa is an airport owner and operator with in excess of 3,000 employees. Turnover is in excess of €500 million per annum. Headquartered at Dublin Airport, the principal activities of daa include airport management and development, commercial retail and associated aviation services. The company operates international airport duty free retail stores through its subsidiary, Aer Rianta International (ARI) which has a managed turnover exceeding €1 Billion per annum.
daa’s Irish operations include the ownership and operation of Dublin and Cork airports. daa divested Shannon Airport on January 1, 2014. daa’s international investments include shareholdings in Dusseldorf Airport and the two largest airports in Cyprus. Formally daa held shareholdings in Birmingham Airport and Hamburg Airport.
daa is wholly-owned by the Irish state and operates to a commercial mandate.
Dublin AirportDublin Airport, Ireland’s largest airport, handled over 21 million passengers in 2014. The airport is home to over 60 airlines with a range of both full-service and low-cost carriers. Dublin Airport is the home of the world’s largest low-cost carrier, Ryanair.
Recent milestones at Dublin Airport include the successful delivery by daa of a €1.2 billion capital investment programme.
The centrepiece of this development programme focused on the construction and delivery of Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. The terminal covers 100,000sqm, including its pier, and has capacity for up to 15 million passengers per year. The capital programme also included a major retail extension to Terminal 1, IT and infrastructure development and the construction of a new pier designed with the particular needs of low-cost carriers in mind.
Cork AirportCork Airport is the international gateway to the south and west of Ireland. Welcoming over 7,000 passengers a day and more than 15,000 passengers a day in peak season, it is Ireland’s second busiest airport after Dublin.
More than 2.15 million passengers travel through the airport each year, flying to over 50 destinations across Europe. Cork Airport has enjoyed consistently high passenger satisfaction ratings since the new terminal opened in 2006.
In the Airport Service Quality study carried out in 2013 by Airports Council International (ACI), Cork Airport scored the highest of all 61 airports surveyed and was ranked as the world’s best regional airport for customer service by both business and leisure travelers