In an effort to remove confusion for the passenger and allow for the additioanl boarding gate capacity that will come on stream in Terminal 2, all boarding gates at Dublin Airport will be renumbered on Wednesday next February 3 2010.
The alpha-numerical system based on the pier location will be abandoned for a more logical numeric sequence following consultation with airlines.
From start of business Wednesday morning for the first wave of departures the following will apply:
- Pier D boarding gates will start from a 100 number range i.e. D60 will become 101
- Pier A boarding gates will start from a 200 number range i.e. A1 will become 201
- Pier B boarding gates will start from a 300 number range i.e. B22 will become 301
In time, when Pier E is fully operational all boarding gates there will start from a 400 number range.
It is not clear if the new terminal will continue starting at 500 or if it will operate it’s own independent system.
An airport spokesperson stated in a comment, “We believe that this change in gate numbering will provide a more intuitive way finding solution with logical pier/gate sequencing for passengers and is being introduced to improve the customer journey through Dublin Airport .”