Airport to hit huge passengers numbers this weekend

by Gazette Reporter
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More than 224,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this October Bank Holiday weekend, a 42% decrease compared with the same weekend, 2019.

Over 1,587 flights will arrive and depart during the October Bank Holiday, which is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year so far this year.

“We’re expecting an average of more than 56,000 passengers per day over the four days between Friday, October 22 and Monday, October 25, 2021” said daa Group Head of Communications, Kevin Cullinane.
 “The Bank Holiday Friday will be the busiest day of the Bank Holiday weekend, with 61,000 passengers and 428 aircraft arriving and departing in a single day” he added.

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.

Passengers are advised to check which terminal their flight is departing from BEFORE leaving home. Details HERE.

Passengers should plan to arrive in the terminal building at 2 hours before their flight departure time to short-haul destinations and 3 hours in advance for long-haul flights irrespective of whether they are checking in online 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.

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