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Daa apologizes to passengers affected by major delays at Dublin Airport as travelers have been told to arrive up to 3.5 hours early

Dublin Airport OPERATOR has apologized to passengers after travel plans were thrown into chaos due to chaos massive security queues.

Daa blamed the delays on a “block jam” caused by hiring and training new staff after international travel collapsed during the year Covid-19 Pandemic.

Daa apologized to passengers affected by travel delays at Dublin Airport

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Daa apologized to passengers affected by travel delays at Dublin AirportCredit: Alamy
Passengers have faced long delays trying to get through security in recent days

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Passengers have faced long delays trying to get through security in recent days

The company added that they are “taking immediate action to address the issues.”

Passengers have faced significant travel disruptions at the airport in recent days Huge queues at security checkpoints.

A number of travelers missed flights due to waiting times at a security check, with some people saying they faced wait times of up to 90 minutes.

Daa said it “sympathizes” with passengers who missed flights due to the delays, adding that many were “fortunately able to be accommodated or rebooked on later flights”.

In a statement, the airport operator said: “Daa would like to apologize for the long passenger delays Dublin Airport in the last days. We apologize for the stress and inconvenience this has caused, especially to those who have missed a flight as a result.

“We deeply regret that our valued customers have had this experience.

“We are taking immediate action to address the issues that continue to cause delays at busy times. Like other airports across Europe, we are currently working very hard to rebuild our operations following the collapse in international travel, including recruitment, training and mandatory background checks required of all staff working at an international airport.

“These processes take several weeks and take place against the background of increasing passenger numbers Dublin Airport. These and other factors, including the Covid-related absence, are impacting the time it takes passengers to get through security, particularly at busy times like last weekend.

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“Unfortunately, security queues are likely to continue during busy periods in the coming weeks as we continue to bring additional trained security personnel on board.

“In the meantime, we are doing everything we can to ensure our security operations are operating at the highest possible level at all times.”

It is understood that one contingency measure being considered by DAA is to open the security checkpoint on a 24-hour basis.

low-cost airline Ryanair has advised customers to arrive at Dublin Airport three and a half hours before departure due to security delays.

Daa repeated this call, urging passengers to allow enough time to fly there.

The statement continued: “We encourage everyone traveling via Dublin Airport in the coming days and weeks to prepare for it taking longer.

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“We advise all passengers to be at the airport at least 2 hours before boarding a short-haul flight and 3 hours before boarding a long-haul flight.

“We once again apologize to passengers for the current issues and appreciate their understanding as we attempt to correct them.”

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