Almost 305,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday, March 25 until Monday March 28, representing a 6% increase compared to last Easter according to daa.
“Over 2,100 flights are expected to arrive and depart this Easter Bank Holiday weekend,” said daa spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell. “The Canary Islands and Spanish coastal resorts are the most popular sunshine destinations this Easter for passengers in search of sunshine. The airport is preparing for a busy summer season with 13 new routes/services due to start in the coming weeks,” she added.
Dublin Airport has the following advice for passengers travelling over the weekend:
• Passengers are advised to check which terminal their flight is departing from BEFORE leaving home. Aer Lingus, Etihad Airways, Emirates and all US carriers operate from Terminal 2, while all other airlines operate from Terminal 1
• Passengers are advised to be in the terminal building at least 90 minutes before their flight departure time irrespective of whether they are checking in at the airport or have checked in on-line. A further 30 minutes should be factored in if passengers are using one of the long-term car parks.
• Passengers are also advised to prepare for security screening in advance by removing laptops from cases, belts, jackets, umbrellas and sharp objects from hand luggage. This will avoid unnecessary delays at the passenger security screening area.
• Information regarding EU Aviation Security regulations concerning liquids is available on www.dublinairport.com and passengers are advised to familiarise themselves with these BEFORE setting out on their journey to the airport.
• Dublin Airport’s app, which is free to download, provides information on a range of services through smart phone and hand held devices. Real time flight information, security queue times and processing times through US CBP is there to help passengers travel through airport seamlessly.
Dublin Airport will have Customer Care teams on duty across both terminals this Bank Holiday Weekend; they are there to assist passengers with their journey through the airport.