Travelers flying via Dublin Airport this Easter have been urged not to arrive too early.
Ublin Airport staff are hoping to avoid some of the chaotic scenes of recent weeks, which have seen long queues inside and outside the airport during the busiest times.
Over 500,000 people will be traveling in and out of Dublin Airport over the coming days over the Easter holidays.
Airport operator DAA said on Tuesday that passengers should arrive at Dublin Airport up to three and a half hours before their flight.
However, a spokesman urged passengers not to arrive too early.
“DAA urges morning passengers scheduled to fly from 08:30 a.m. not to arrive at the terminals before 05:00 a.m.,” the spokesman said.
“This will ease the pressure on the security regime and allow passengers flying during the busy first morning wave (those with flights before 8.30am) to proceed through security and on to their gates.”
The spokesman said passengers must arrive no earlier than three and a half hours before their flight.
They said: “It turns out that arriving earlier than necessary has increased the pressure at busy times in recent days and weeks.”
It also recommends passengers to check with their airline when their check-in and baggage drop-off hours are open “and plan their arrival at the airport based on that information.”
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Passengers are also encouraged to check-in for their flight online whenever possible.
The airport said it was trying to recover from the effects of the pandemic, blaming the lack of fully trained staff working at the country’s busiest airport.
“Dublin Airport is in the process of hiring almost 300 new security staff to meet the significant increase in demand for international travel.
“This recruitment process is making good progress with more than 500 candidates invited for an interview from a pool of more than 4,500 applications over the past two weeks,” the spokesman said.
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