Dublin Airport updates advice for passengers as queue times begin to improve 5 months ago

Dublin Airport updates advice for passengers as queue times begin to improve

Around 200,000 passengers departed from Dublin Airport over the Easter weekend.

DAA has updated its advice for passengers due to fly out of Dublin Airport over the coming period, as queue times begin to improve following long delays.

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Passengers are now being advised to arrive up to 2.5 hours before short-haul flights to Europe and the UK, and up to 3.5 hours before long-haul flights.

Passengers on short-haul flights taking off after 8.30am are advised not to arrive at Dublin Airport any earlier than 6am.

DAA said that the new recommendations come as a way to alleviate pressure on the passenger screening area, and to enhance the travel experience during flights departing before 8.30am.

The authority says there is "no need for passengers to arrive earlier than 2.5 hours for a short-haul flight."

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Security screening in Terminal 1 will remain open 24/7, while security in Terminal 2 will open from 4am.

The airport recently implemented a five point plan to help alleviate previous pressure on security which led to some passengers missing flights.

Around 200,000 passengers departed from Dublin Airport over the Easter weekend.

According to DAA, no passenger had missed their flight due to security delays.

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The majority of passengers were through security in under 40 minutes in both terminals, with a small number over this at certain peaks.

Due to passengers arriving earlier for flights, more pressure has been placed on services and facilities around the airport, including toilets.

Dublin Airport recently apologised for the condition of a baby changing facility in one of the terminals on Monday (18 April).

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Dublin Airport is currently in the process of hiring almost 300 new security screening staff to help meet the significant increase in demand, with more than 250 candidates successfully coming through interviews in the past two weeks.

While the queue times have improved, DAA has said they will "continue to keep passenger advice under review and may adjust its recommended timings, either up or down, as necessary over the comings period as the peak of the summer season approaches."