Published on May 29th, 2022 | by Mark Dwyer


Dublin Airport Renews Contract with Airport Coordination Limited

Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) announced recently that it will continue providing coordination services at Dublin Airport. In a competitive process run by the Commission for Aviation Regulation, ACL was selected as Dublin Airport’s independent airport slot coordinator, marking the third decade of this relationship. ACL’s new, three-year contract will run from October 2022 and will support the airport’s growth following the opening of the new runway.

Dublin Airport welcomed a record 32.9 million passengers in 2019 and has an extensive and growing list of short-haul and long-haul destinations with a choice of over 180 destinations served by 44 different airlines. In the past decade, the airport has been preparing the new North Runway which is scheduled to open on 24th August. ACL said they are “looking forward to the challenge of helping the airport during this exciting time of expansion and their continued growth.”

Airport Coordination Limited’s CEO, Neil Garwood, said “We are delighted to continue ACL’s long-running relationship with Dublin Airport. This new contract recognises the strength of the partnership we have built together over the last 20 years and is a clear sign of ACL’s commitment to achieving the best solutions for our airport and airline partners. We look forward to supporting Dublin Airport for many years to come.”

ACL is the world’s first independent airport slot coordinator and is headquartered in Staines, Middlesex, near London Heathrow Airport. They provide coordination, facilitation, and data collection services at 72 airports across four continents from its offices in the UK, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. Coordination at Dublin Airport is one of two Irish airports supported by ACL, enhancing ACL’s global position as the world’s leading and largest independent coordinator.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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