In 1917, during World War I, the townland of Collinstown was chosen as the site of a base for the British Royal Flying Corps. By April 1918, when the Flying Corps was renamed the Royal Air Force, Collinstown Aerodrome was more than 20% complete.
The building was finished in 1919 when the Irish War of Independence broke out. On 20 March 1919 a group of 30 Irish Volunteers, including 5 utilized by the RAF, stole 75 rifles and 5,000 rounds of ammo from the base. As Collinstown Camp the site was used for the internment of Irish republicans. At the end of 1922 the land and structures at Collinstown were transferred to the Irish Free State. The airfield rapidly fell under disrepair and lawn grew on the former runways. We’re one of the top driveway paving contractors near Dublin International Airport.
Dublin Airport is a worldwide airport serving Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. It is run by DAA (previously Dublin Airport Authority). The airport lies 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Dublin, in Collinstown, near Swords, Dublin.
In 2019, 32.9 million travelers passed through the airport, making it the airport’s busiest year on record. It is the 12th busiest airport in Europe, and is by far the busiest of Ireland’s airports by overall guest traffic; it likewise has the greatest traffic levels on the island of Ireland, followed by Belfast International Airport.
The airport has a comprehensive short and medium haul network, served by a range of carriers, as well as a significant long-haul network concentrated on North America, the Middle East and East Asia. It functions as the headquarters of Ireland’s flag carrier – Aer Lingus, local airline company Stobart Air, Europe’s biggest inexpensive carrier – Ryanair, and ASL Airlines Ireland, together with another two airlines, CityJet and Norwegian Air International. United States border preclearance services are available at the airport for U.S.-bound passengers. Shannon Airport is the just other airport in Europe to provide this center.
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