More than 245,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport between Friday, May 2 and Monday, May 5. Passenger figures are up 8% over the same weekend last year according to DAA.
Over 2,000 flights will arrive and depart during this time as the summer holiday season begins in earnest.
In the past few weeks, 14 new routes/services have started operations at Dublin Airport. Air Canada rouge will commence a year-round service to Toronto from May 2, CityJet will start its new Dublin-Cambridge service from May 12 and WestJet will begin flights to St. John’s, Newfoundland from June 16.
Over four million passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first three months of the year, a 5% increase over the same quarter last year.
DAA has the following advice for passengers travelling over the course of this 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, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways 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 on line or at the airport.
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