The proposed ‘Aircraft Observation Facility’ will allow the public to watch planes take off and land.

The planned site is on Old Airport Road, which is currently an informal viewing point known as ‘The Mound,’ fully owned by the airport.

The facility will offer clear views of Dublin Airport’s south and cross-wind runways, featuring a 22-space car park, bike parking, and an elevated covered platform with seating.

Dublin Airport’s managing director, Gary McLean, said such observation facilities “are a feature of airports around the world.”

“This location has been an informal ‘plane-spotting’ area for the past 40 years, and we believe it’s time to establish a more formal facility.

“It’s a rite of passage for kids in Dublin to visit ‘The Mound’ to watch planes land and take off.

“This new facility will make the experience safer and more enjoyable, and we believe it’s a facility the local community will appreciate,” added Mr. McLean.