Suggested arrival times for passengers departing from Dublin Airport have been reduced due to what the agency has described as a “significant improvement in queue time at security checkpoints”.
Passengers are now advised to arrive two hours in advance for short-haul flights and three hours in advance for long-haul flights.
Meanwhile, travelers checking baggage should allow up to an hour of extra time.
Daa said these changes to passenger advice were agreed in consultation with airline partners, who have urged passengers to “find out about the check-in counter hours for their flight and plan accordingly.”
Dalton Philips, CEO of Daa, said: “In July – Dublin Airport’s busiest month in three years – over 3 million passengers flew in and out of the airport. 99 percent of all passengers cleared security in less than 45 minutes, while 90 percent of passengers waited in line for 30 minutes or less. For the first two weeks of August, virtually all passengers were through security in 30 minutes or less.”
“I would like to thank and acknowledge their support to our passengers who have worked with us over the past few months to find our way through an incredibly challenging and turbulent time for aviation in general and Dublin Airport in particular. Our team at Dublin Airport have been absolutely brilliant, everyone in the company has given their all during this difficult time and their happiness and helpfulness has been consistently noticed by our passengers.”
The Daa said the improved performance was the result of a continued “strengthening” of security checks at Dublin Airport with a “concerted and ongoing” recruitment drive to bring staff levels back to 2019 levels.
The agency said it has “almost doubled” its security screening team by hiring more than 350 officers since October 2021. “The hiring of additional staff will continue in the coming weeks and months,” the Daa said in a statement.
The Defense Forces were put on standby to take up post at vehicle checkpoints at Dublin Airport in the event of a major Covid-19 outbreak over the summer months, but their assistant was ultimately not needed.
“The Defense Forces are now being withdrawn and daa thanks the members of Óglaigh na hÉireann for their support,” added the Daa.
https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/daa-reduces-recommended-arrival-time-at-dublin-airport-for-passengers-amid-improvement-in-security-queues-41912588.html DAA is reducing the recommended arrival time at Dublin Airport for passengers amid an “improvement” to security queues