The extended Terminal 1 (T1X) at Dublin International Airport has been opened to the public.

ADPI, a subsidiary of the Aéroports de Paris group, designed and constructed the new terminal building, which has three levels.

The first two upper levels of T1X are used for passenger departures. The building is a metallic structure, supported on pillars, which saves a lot of space below the building and allows support vehicles access to the tarmac.

A new arrivals lounge at tarmac level will direct passengers towards the baggage reclaim areas.

The two levels of new building are extensions of the existing Terminal 1 consisting of cafés, restaurants, shops and rest areas with views of the aircraft areas and runways.

Dublin Airport served 21 million passengers in 2008 showing an increase of 10% in the last decade.