The new Pier D at Dublin Airport was officially opened this morning. The new facility, developed at a cost of €120m, will cater for around 27,000 passengers every day.

Each week tens of thousands of passengers travel in and out of Dublin on low cost airlines. From today Pier D will make their experience much better, according to the Dublin Airport Authority.

There are 12 boarding gates on pier D, six of them will open this morning. The remainder will follow early next year.

Around ten million passengers can use the facility on an annual basis, that is almost half of the annual figure that currently uses Dublin Airport.

Pier D will be used mainly by short-haul aircraft on routes to Britain and Continental Europe.

The development of Pier D is part of the Dublin Airport Authority's €2 billion investment over the next decade.