Busy Bank Holiday Weekend Expected At Dublin Airport

More than 400,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this August Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday, August 4 to Monday, August 7.  

Passenger figures are up 4% over the same weekend last year, with over 2,669 flights expected to arrive and depart during this time.

This Sunday is set to be the busiest day of the weekend with over 104,000 passengers expected to arrive and depart through both terminals.

Dublin Airport has welcomed more than 804,000 additional passengers during the first half of 2017, with passenger numbers increasing by 6% to just over 13.8 million during the first six months of the year.

Passenger volumes are continuing to grow according to Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison.

“The addition of 12 new services to our route network this year, coupled with extra frequencies on many existing routes has contributed to the increases that we are experiencing in passenger numbers,” said Mr Harrison.

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, 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 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. EU Aviation Security regulations concerning liquids are still in place. In this regard passengers are advised to check the details of these regulations before setting out on their journey to the airport. Once again passengers are 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. 

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