October 26, 2018 Back to all news


More than 376,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this October Bank Holiday Weekend, from today Friday 26 to Monday 29 October, 2018.

Passenger numbers are up 8% over the same weekend last year, according to Dublin Airport.

“More than 2,500 flights are due to arrive and depart at Dublin Airport this weekend,” according to Dublin Airport spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell. “We’re expecting an average of 95,000 passengers each day over the course of the October Bank Holiday Weekend.”

Today (Friday) is expected to be the busiest day of the Bank Holiday Weekend, with more than 100,000 passengers travelling through the airport. Passengers planning to travel on Sunday morning are reminded that the clocks go back one hour on Saturday night.

So far this year, Dublin Airport has welcomed an extra 1.4 million customers, as passenger numbers are up 6% to more than 24.2 million passengers for the first nine months of 2018.

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, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Norwegian 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 to short-haul destinations and 2.5-3 hours in advance for long-haul flights irrespective of whether they are checking in on line or at the airport.

  • Please remember that EU security regulations state that liquids over 100mls cannot be brought through the security screening area. Liquids under 100mls are permitted and should be placed in a transparent, re-sealable bag measuring not more than 20cm x 20cm. Exemptions are in place for medicines and for baby food.

  • If you are travelling with children, please use the family lanes provided at the security screening area.

  • If a member of your travelling group has Autism (ASD), Dublin Airport has a useful guide to help prepare you and them for their journey through the airport. Click here to find out more.

  • Download the Dublin Airport app using our free WiFi service for useful information such as flight arriving/departing times, time to get through security screening areas in T1 and T2, shopping and parking information and much more.

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.