These are Dublin Airport's top tips to fly through airport security screening this summer
Anything that can help ease the hassle of getting to your destination is to be welcomed.
With June almost upon us, airports are about to enter their busiest period of the year and in Dublin Airport, this summer is set to be busiest ever on record.
More than 1.3 million seats have been added across Dublin airport’s route network this summer season, a 6% increase in capacity over last year, as thousands of Irish people get ready to jet off on their holiers.
Dublin Airport have ramped up their security detail to cope with the added demand, having recruited more than 200 extra staff over the past 12 months to cope with growing passenger numbers.
Almost 1,000 security screening staff will be working on a 24-hour shift basis throughout the summer, while a total of 33 security screening lanes located across both terminals in the airport will ensure that passengers are cleared through security within 15 minutes, 98% of the time
Despite the extra staff, passengers can help themselves when trying to get through security screening as efficiently as possible and with that in mind, Dublin Airport has the following key tips for those travelling through the airport over the coming months.
- EU liquid regulation for hand luggage is that all liquids or gels must be 100ml or under and must be presented separately in a 20cm x 20cm resealable plastic bag.
- Empty pockets of coins, keys, and phones and place them in the tray provided.
- Remove outer jacket, belt and shoes.
- Electronic devices such as laptops, iPads and games must be removed from their luggage.
- Medication, including liquid medication, baby formula and milk are allowed in hand luggage if essential for use during the trip and should be placed in the tray provided.
“Preparation is the key for a smooth and speedy experience through the security screening area,” said Dublin Airport Spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell.
“This summer we are facilitating about 680 aircraft landing and taking off daily, and we have extra staff on hand to help with extra passenger numbers.
“Our Dublin Airport app is a great travel companion, providing information on a range of services as well as real-time security screening queue times and processing times through US CBP (United States Custom and Border Protection) to help passengers travel through the airport seamlessly.”
More than 8.3 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in the first four months of this year, a 7% increase over the same period last year.
Some of the tips mentioned above will be well-known already, particularly to frequent flyers, but if it helps save you a few minutes on what can be a stressful experience at the best of times, then they're well worth another read.
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