Dublin Airport Updates Passenger Advice

Dublin Airport Updates Passenger Advice

The Dublin Airport Authority has issued “revised” advice for passengers in relation to security screening delays.


Images appeared on social media in recent weeks of the long queues stretching outside terminal buildings during the busiest periods.

Dublin Airport is now advising passengers flying to Europe or the UK to arrive at the airport up to two and a half hours before the departure of their flight.


In a statement issued today the DAA said:

 “The recommendation for long-haul passengers is up to 3.5 hours. Passengers flying on short-haul flights taking off after 08.30 are advised not to arrive at the airport any earlier than 06.00.”


The daa said this will “alleviate pressure” on the passenger security screening area and enable an “enhanced airside travel experience” during the busy first wave of departing flights before 8.30am.


Dublin Airport said that there is “no need” for passengers to arrive earlier than two and a half hours for a short-haul flight.

“daa recommends that passengers check with their airline in advance of travelling to the airport regarding when check-in and bag drop-off opens and to plan their arrival at the airport based on that information. Passengers are also encouraged, where possible, to check in for their flight online,” the statement said.


The DAA said it was adjusting its passenger advice following the “consistent delivery of improved queuing times” at security screening since the end of March, including over the busy Easter weekend.


To help minimise queuing times, security screening in Terminal One will remain open 24/7, while security in Terminal Two will open from 4am.

The statement said passenger advice will be kept under review over the coming weeks as the peak of the summer season approaches.


Seoirse Mulgrew

Independent