Dublin Airport unveils plans for a second terminal be completed in three years.

The long awaited Terminal 2 is scheduled to open in Autumn 2009. It will cost €395 million and will cater for over 15 million passengers a year.

Edel MacAllister reports from Dublin Airport as the Dublin airport authority unveiled its plans.

Dublin Airport opened its first terminal building in 1941. Almost seventy years later a second terminal is due for completion in 2009. The plans also include a location for a metro station. Minister for Transport Martin Cullen speaks to RTÉ News about the plans for the metro service.

Chief Executive of Dublin Airport Declan Collier says that the new terminal will mean an increase in passenger charges to fund the project.

This report includes a promotional video showing a virtual tour of what the planned terminal will look like.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 August 2006. The reporter is Edel McAllister.