Relocation of the
European Medicines Agency


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The ability to connect with other countries in the EU and further afield will be a vital factor for maintaining business continuity when the European Medicines Agency relocates from London. Dublin Airport is a prime example of how a strong transport infrastructure can contribute to maintaining continuity. Here are a few facts you may not have known about Dublin Airport:

  • 4,035 flights a week connect Dublin to the EU and the UK. Dublin-to-London is the busiest European air route, and the second busiest international air route, ensuring as smooth a transition as possible for EMA staff and their families.
  • Dublin is the 5th largest European airport for transatlantic connectivity, with direct services to 20 North American cities. There are 416 transatlantic flights per week keeping Dublin connected with the US.
  • Dublin is consistently ranked within the top 5 airports in Europe for customer satisfaction.
  • Dublin Airport regularly consults with user groups to understand how best to accommodate all customers that pass through its doors.
  • Familiarisation tours are available for anyone with questions or concerns about travelling. The tours are carried out on a one-to-one basis, a tailored approach to each person’s needs.
  • German airline Lufthansa is adding a fourth daily flight on its Dublin-Frankfurt route, citing passenger demand and identifying Dublin as “a key market for the airline.” The new flight will be added to the schedule in October 2017, and is set to boost route capacity by 30%.
  • The airport buildings are of a Grade A standard for sustainability. Dublin Airport has successfully reduced its overall emissions and carbon footprint year on year since launch in 2009.
  • So far this year, Dublin Airport has welcomed more than 10.9 million passengers, a 6% increase on 2016.

Dublin provides the perfect location for the EMA. Its high standard of connectivity will ensure a seamless transition, both in terms of business and employees’ needs. In fact, whether for business or pleasure, we’d recommend that everyone spends some time in Dublin – after all, we’re only a short flight away.

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