Dublin Airport is getting ready to welcome more than 220,000 passengers arriving and departing through the airport over the St. Patrick’s Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday March 14 to Monday March 17.
Musical entertainment from local schools, festive decorations in the terminals, Paddy Longlegs making guest appearances and the ‘greening’ of prominent buildings including Terminals 1, 2 and the original 1940s terminal building will all add to the festive atmosphere around the airport this weekend.
“We participated in the Global Greening last year for the first time, and it was a tremendous success so we’re delighted to be going green again this year,” said DAA Spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell. “With 55 airlines flying to over 170 destinations from Dublin Airport we’ll be promoting the fact that Dublin Airport connects Ireland to the world with a series of dynamic projections on Terminal 2 this year.”
It will be a big sporting weekend at the airport, with thousands of punters returning home from Cheltenham and rugby fans heading to Paris to see if Ireland can defeat France to win the Six Nations.
Meanwhile with more than 1,700 flights due to arrive and depart this holiday weekend the Dublin Airport Authority has the following advice for passengers:
•Passengers are advised to check which terminal their flight is departing from BEFORE leaving home. Aer Lingus, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways operate from Terminal 2, while all other airlines at Dublin Airport 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 from home or at the airport. Some airlines advise passengers to arrive earlier than 90 minutes at busier times; passengers should consult their airline’s website before travelling to 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.