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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C
The Journal Queues at Dublin Airport this morning.
# busy but moving
Dublin Airport running 'smoothly' following 'busy first wave' earlier today
The DAA said systems put in place to prevent significant backlogs have “worked very well”.

LAST UPDATE | Jun 4th 2022, 2:55 PM

QUEUES AT DUBLIN Airport are running “smoothly” this afternoon after a busy period early this morning.

Passengers reported wait times of approximately one hour earlier today as thousands of people file through the transport hub on the first day of the Bank Holiday weekend.

However, by midday queueing time had dropped to less than 10 minutes for most passengers going through security in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Airport operator DAA said the queue lengths dropped significantly after a “busy first wave”. DAA spokesperson Kevin Cullinane said systems put in place to prevent significant backlogs have “worked very well”.

Cullinane said another major influx of travellers was expected at the airport in the mid-afternoon.

“This morning was another busy first wave of departures from Dublin Airport this Bank Holiday Weekend,” Cullinane said.

“We had 11 security lanes open in both Terminals 1 and 2 from 4am with a maximum queue time of 59 mins in T1 prior to 06.00 and 40 mins in T2. 

“Passengers are heeding the advice to arrive 2.5 hours before a short-haul flight and 3.5 hours before a long-haul flight. Those checking a bag are advised to allow for up to an additional hour if they can by checking with their airline,” Cullinane added.

It’s been a turbulent week at Ireland’s largest airport with lengthy queues resulting in over 1,000 people missing flights last Sunday.

The issues prompted international news coverage and resulted in the DAA appearing before the Oireachtas Transport Committee to answer questions about the management of the facility.

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