Dublin Airport reduces the recommended arrival times for passengers 1 month ago

Dublin Airport reduces the recommended arrival times for passengers

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Dublin Airport has reduced the recommended time for passengers to arrive at the airport following what it called, a "significant improvement" in security times.

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Passengers are now advised to arrive two hours in advance for a short-haul flight, and three hours for a long-haul flight, while those wishing to check a bag should also allow additional time of up to one hour.

For the past number of months, the public had been advised to allow up to two-and-a-half hours for short-haul flights and three-and-a-half hours for long-haul flights.

However, the daa said that ongoing recruitment of new security staff and the deployment of prudent contingency measures over the summer months has meant it is confident to relax its passenger guidance at this time.

“During July - Dublin Airport's busiest month in three years - over 3 million passengers flew in and out of the airport," Dalton Philips, daa CEO, said.

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"99% of all passengers passed through security in under 45 minutes, while 90% of passengers queued for 30 minutes or less. In the first two weeks of August, virtually all passengers were through security screening in 30 minutes or less.”

Philips added: “I would like to thank and acknowledge the support of our passengers who have worked with us over recent months to navigate our way through an incredibly challenging and turbulent time for aviation in general and Dublin Airport in particular.

"Our team at Dublin Airport has been simply brilliant, everyone across the business has put their shoulder to the wheel through this difficult period and their cheerfulness and helpfulness has been regularly noted by our passengers."