On 19 November the new terminal (T2) opens at Dublin airport, on a phased basis. Dublin Airport Authority has stated that airlines including Ireland's national airline Aer Lingus, Etihad Airways (the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates), and a number of US airlines are due to transfer to the second terminal from 23 November.
Flights to London provided by Aer Lingus will operate out of Terminal 2 from 23 November while other short-haul services will leave from the new terminal from 30 November. After opening, the transition period lasts until early December and will see Aer Lingus operating from both terminals, with passsengers being informed accordingly. Transatlantic services operated by Aer Lingus, Delta, Continental Airlines and US Airways begin operating from Terminal 2 on 7 December.
When it resumes its Irish services next April, American Airlines will also be based at T2, as will US Customs at a yet-to-be-announced date early in the new year. In addition, recent unconfirmed reports in the Irish media suggest that a major Asian airline is considering moving its European base to T2.