Ireland’s Aer Lingus first opened their current Dublin lounge in 2010 at the same time as Terminal 2. The facility was a massive upgrade over their previous lounge offering, which was a glorified bus station waiting room.

The design concept carried over to their lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2 and also to Boston. When the arrivals lounge in Dublin opened, it also mirrored the aesthetic.

A Renovated Dublin Lounge for Aer Lingus

Very quietly, Aer Lingus have put a notice on the lounge page on their web site. This states, “Our Dublin lounge in Terminal 2 is closed at the moment. It’s getting a full makeover, so you can look forward to a new and improved lounge to enjoy in early 2021.”

Personally, I am hoping there is an alteration to the food area. It is right in the middle of the lounge in a corridor between the front and back sections of the space.

It is not particularly well thought out, as you have people passing through with bags. Others are standing there deciding what food to choose and it’s a bit annoying, especially as there is seating there too.

While they always have delicious soup, that is the only hot option available. Hopefully they will be able to use the space to offer something more substantial in future.

Overall Thoughts

As the airline’s flagship facility, the Aer Lingus Dublin lounge should be the best there is. In reality, it has been surpassed by the excellent 51st and Green Lounge after US immigration pre-clearance, as well as the new East Lounge.

You can check out a full review of the existing lounge here. I’m very curious to see what the new facility looks like and whether it will be a total redesign or a rearrangement and refresh. Either way, my guess is the Airbus A350 model will be retired as the airline decided not to order them.

Do you know anything about the new Aer Lingus Dublin lounge renovation? What do you want to see changed from the current lounge? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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