June 2, 2016 Back to all news

Over 355,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this June Bank Holiday weekend.

Passenger figures are up 10% on a like-for-like basis over the same long weekend last year according to Dublin Airport.

Over 2,500 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 one-third of a million passengers to use Dublin Airport over the four days between Friday, June 3 and Monday, June 6, which equates to almost 90,000 passengers per day.  Friday will be the busiest day of the weekend with over 660 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,” she added.

Passengers should note that French Air Traffic Controllers have planned three days of strike action starting Friday, June 3 continuing until 4am June 6.  This strike action may impact the flight schedule at Dublin Airport over the weekend. Passengers are strongly advised to check the latest flight information with their airline’s website before travelling to Dublin Airport over the Bank Holiday weekend.

 “Passengers have fantastic choice and flexibility with 13 new services from Dublin Airport this summer. This month, four of those new services will start with Air Canada rouge launching flights to Vancouver, TUI/Falcon’s summer charters direct to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Cancun in Mexico all starting services next week. We look forward to welcoming a new airline to Dublin at the end of the month when Aegean Airlines commences direct services to Athens.”

Almost 7.8m passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first four months of the year, which is a 15% increase over last year. This means that Dublin Airport has welcomed an extra one million 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, Etihad Airways 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.