Heading abroad for the bank holiday weekend? Brace yourself, it's going to be manic.
Over 345,000 passengers are set to travel through Dublin Airport this October bank holiday weekend, up 3% on last year's numbers.
According to Dublin Airport spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell, "“More than 2,400 flights are due to arrive and depart at Dublin Airport this weekend.
“We’re expecting an average of 86,000 passengers each day over the course of the October Bank Holiday Weekend.”
Friday is set to be the busiest day with a whopping 96,000 travellers passing through, so arrive early to avoid getting caught in long security lines.
Dublin airport has issued the following advice ahead of the busy period:
- Passengers are advised to check which terminal their flight is departing from BEFORE leaving home. Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional, Emirates, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines operate from Terminal 2, while all other airlines operate from Terminal 1.
- Passengers should plan to arrive in the terminal building at least 90 minutes before their flight departure time to short haul destinations and 2.5-3 hours in advance for long haul flights irrespective of whether they are checking in on line or at the airport.
- Please remember that EU security regulations state that liquids over 100mls cannot be brought through the security screening area. Liquids under 100mls are permitted and should be placed in a transparent, re-sealable bag measuring not more than 20cm x 20cm. Exemptions are in place for medicines and for baby food.
- If you are travelling with children, please use the family lanes provided at the security screening area.
- If a member of your travelling group has Autism (ASD), Dublin Airport has a useful guide to help prepare you and them for their journey through the airport. Details on our website: www.dublinairport.com to find out more.
- Download the Dublin Airport app using our free WiFi service for useful information such as flight arriving/departing times, time to get through security screening areas in T1 and T2, shopping and parking information and much more.
Abide by these rules and you'll be chilling out with a cocktail in no time!