Serious delays reported at Dublin Airport due to snow and ice
Sunday has brought difficult conditions.
With a status yellow snow-ice warning in place across the majority of the country and reports of particularly difficult conditions for motorists, reports of delays at Dublin Airport have followed suit.
Many passengers have taken to social media on Sunday evening (3 March), noting that they have been grounded on the tarmac for as long as three hours in some cases, due to the weather.
One passenger reported a visible queue of "at least 15 aircraft" present at the airport.
Dublin Airport remains "open and operational", according to a short statement released on Sunday evening.
.@DublinAirport is open & operational. Some airlines are experiencing delays to their flight schedules as a result of de-icing issues. Passengers are advised to check with their airline for latest flight updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) March 3, 2019
According to the Dublin Airport Twitter account, some airlines are experiencing delays to their flight schedules as a result of de-icing departing aircraft.
Dublin Airport said that the responsibility for de-icing lies with the airline or its handling agent.
Passengers have been advised to check with their airline for latest flight updates.
They have apologised for any inconvenience caused.
A spokesperson for the Dublin Airport Authority told JOE:
"Dublin Airport was open and operational all afternoon.
"Some airlines had issues de-icing departing aircraft which resulted in a knock-on impact on arriving aircraft as aircraft stands were not vacated while de-icing was taking place.
"The airline or its handling agent has sole responsibility for de-icing aircraft. Dublin Airport has responsibility for ensuring the runway and taxiways are sprayed and available for airport operations.
"We are working closely with our airline customers to help passengers."