The DAA has issued advice on avoiding security lane hold-ups as more than 370,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this June Bank Holiday weekend, a 6pc increase over the same weekend last year.
Over 2,660 flights will arrive and depart over the weekend, which is expected to be the busiest of the year so far, according to DAA spokeswoman Siobhán O’Donnell.
“We’re expecting over 90,000 passengers per day over the four days between Friday, June 2 and Monday, June 5. Friday will be the busiest day of the weekend with more than 700 aircraft arriving and departing in a single day,” Ms O’Donnell said.
Passengers have taken to social media in recent weeks to highlight queues at the airport, particularly around passport control.
Ms O’Donnell added: “We strongly advise passengers to prepare for security screening in advance and to go directly to the security screening area once they have checked in.”
Dublin Airport advised:
- Passengers should check which terminal their flight is departing from before leaving home. Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional, Emirates and all the US carriers operate from Terminal 2, while all other airlines operate from Terminal 1.
- Passengers should plan to arrive in the terminal building at least 90 minutes before their flight departure time, irrespective of whether they are checking-in online or at the airport.
- Passengers are strongly advised to go directly to security screening once they have checked-in.
- EU Aviation Security regulations on liquids are still in place, and passengers are advised to check the details of these regulations on www.dublinairport.com before heading to the airport.
- Sharp objects should be packed into checked-in luggage. All laptop computers must be removed from their outer casing for security screening.
Dublin Airport said it will have Customer Care teams on duty across both terminals this weekend to help passengers.
“This summer we are facilitating about 680 aircraft landing and taking off daily, and we have extra staff on hand to help with extra passenger numbers,” Ms O’Donnell added. “Our Dublin Airport app is a great travel companion providing information on a range of services as well as real time security screening queue times and processing times through US CBP to help passengers travel through the airport.”