Almost 410,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this June Bank Holiday weekend, a 7% increase over the same weekend last year.
Over 2,830 flights will arrive and depart this June Bank Holiday, which is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year so far, according to Dublin Airport spokeswoman Siobhán O’Donnell.
“We’re expecting an average of more than 100,000 passengers per day over the four days between Friday, June 1 and Monday, June 4. Friday will be the busiest day of the weekend, with over 740 aircraft arriving and departing in a single day,” Ms O’Donnell said.
"This weekend is set to the busiest of the year so far so to ensure a smoother journey we would strongly advise passengers to prepare for security in advance and go directly to the security screening area once they have checked-in.
“This is an exciting weekend for the airport as we prepare to welcome our newest customer airline Cathay Pacific and its first direct flight from Dublin to Hong Kong while Air Canada will launch a new service to Montréal. In the coming days Hainan Airlines will also launch a new direct Dublin to Beijing service,” she added.
More than 8.7m passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first four months of the year, which is a 4% increase over last year. This means that Dublin Airport has welcomed alost 374,000 additional passengers during the first four months of the year.
Dublin Airport has the following advice for passengers travelling over the course of this Bank Holiday weekend:
• Passengers are advised to check which terminal their flight is departing from BEFORE leaving home. Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional, Emirates, Norwegian 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 the security screening area once they have checked-in.
• EU Aviation Security regulations concerning liquids are still in place. In this regard, passengers are advised to check the details of these regulations on www.dublinairport.com BEFORE setting out on their journey to the airport.
• Once again passengers are reminded to remove all sharp objects from hand luggage. These objects should be packed into checked in luggage, in addition, all laptop computers must be removed from their outer casing for security screening.
Dublin Airport will have Customer Care teams on duty across both terminals this Bank Holiday weekend to help passengers with their journey through the airport.