Tuesday 30 May 2017

Dublin Airport's busiest ever bank holiday weekend is coming - here's what to do before you arrive

Bank Holiday travel

Dublin Airport, glass walkway in Terminal 2.
Dublin Airport, glass walkway in Terminal 2.
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

A record 388,113 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this August Bank Holiday Weekend.

The figure - for travel from Friday, July 29 to Monday, August 1 - represents a 10pc rise over the same period last year, the airport has said.

The busiest single day will be Sunday, with over 99,000 passengers.

Passengers are advised to get to their terminal at least 90 minutes before their flight departure time, whether checking in online or at the airport. 

They are also advised to check which terminal their flight is departing from before leaving home for the airport.

Aer Lingus, Etihad, Emirates, Delta, United, American and US Airways all operate from Terminal 2, while Ryanair and all other airlines operate from Terminal 1.

The airport also notes that some airlines advise passengers to arrive earlier than 90 minutes before their flights at busy times (three hours should be left for passengers passing through US Preclearance).

If in doubt, check your airline website before travel.

Passengers are reminded to remove sharp objects from their hand luggage and to pay attention to EU Aviation Security regulations concerning liquids.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport have risen by 13pc to just over 13 million in the first six months of 2016, putting it on course for its busiest ever year.

2,526 flights are expected to arrive and depart this weekend alone.

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