June 07 2012
More than 20,000 football fans are expected to depart from Dublin Airport from June 8–20 according to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA). More than 130 flights, 46 of which are in addition to the normal schedule will carry Irish football fans to Poland.
A total of 23 flights are scheduled to depart Dublin Airport on Friday, June 8 and Saturday June 9, in advance of Ireland’s first match against Croatia in Poznan on Sunday evening.
Fifty five flights are scheduled to depart from Sunday, June 10 to Thursday, June 14 in time for Ireland’s second match against Spain in Gdansk, while 34 flights will take more fans to Poland in time for Ireland’s last match in their group game against Italy in Poznan.
A further 15 scheduled flights to Poland are expected to depart on June 19 and 20 and there are four additional charter services during that period.
Both terminals at Dublin Airport have been decorated with tricolour bunting and flags to welcome fans heading to Euro 2012.
“Dublin Airport is delighted to be the key departure point for Irish fans travelling to Euro 2012, as it was for Euro 88 and the World Cup finals in 1990, 1994 and 2002” said DAA spokeswoman Siobhan Moore.
The DAA would like to remind all fans travelling to Poland of the following:
• Check which terminal your flight is departing from
• Plan to arrive at your terminal building at least 90 minutes BEFORE your flight departure time irrespective of whether you have checked in on line or at the airport
• EU security regulations concerning liquids are still in place and passengers should check these out on www.dublinairport.com
• When you arrive at the terminal prepare for security by removing outer jackets, phone and keys etc from pockets and remove laptop from case.
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