Almost 422,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this August Bank Holiday weekend from Friday, August 3 to Monday, August 6. Passenger figures are up 4% compared to the same weekend last year.
Dublin Airport Communications Manager, Siobhán O’Donnell said this last bank holiday of the summer season will be busiest of the year with over 2,780 flights expected to arrive and depart over the weekend.
“Large numbers are expected to travel through the airport this weekend so we are advising passengers to go directly to security screening once they have checked-in. Both terminals have a wide variety of restaurants and shops beyond the security screening area.”
Passengers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with security screening procedures and prepare in advance so that they can proceed through security without delay to themselves or fellow passengers.
“The addition of 14 new routes/services to our route network this year, coupled with extra frequencies on 39 existing routes has contributed to the increase in passenger numbers,” O’Donnell added.
Dublin Airport has welcomed over 855,000 extra passengers during the first half of 2018, with passenger numbers up 6% to just over 14.7 million in the six months to the end of June.
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, 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 on the web 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.
ALL baggage brought through the security screening area is subject to the EU Aviation Security regulations concerning liquids. In this regard passengers are advised to check the details of these regulations HERE before setting out on their journey to the airport.
Passengers are also reminded to remove all sharp objects from hand luggage to ensure compliance with national and EU regulations. 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.