Hi everyone!! I often provide ATC services at Dublin airport as I live relatively close to it. While I enjoy it, a lot of people seem to be requesting takeoff from the main runway at Dublin(runway 28) in the wrong fashion. I just wanted to clear up the confusion.
As both runways 28 and 34 start at the same spot I can understand why people ask to cross runway 34. However this is incorrect. The same point is used for holding short of runways 28 and 34. When you want to request takeoff from this point you just request takeoff from runway 28. There is no need to ask to cross runway 34. A lot of people ask to cross runway 34 and when I give them clearance to do so thinking they will do the equivalent to lining up and waiting on runway 28 most people see this as their takeoff clearance. This is incorrect. While runway 28/10 is in use, runway 16/34 is used as a taxiway in EIDW. So when you are cleared to enter runway 28 this also allows you to cross runway 34. Anyways hope this helped you guys flying from Dublin airport in the future!!! Love you guys!!!