The Dublin Airport Authority has issued “revised” advice to passengers regarding delays at security checkpoints.
In recent weeks, magicians have taken to social media about the long lines that stretched outside terminal buildings during the busiest times.
Dublin Airport is now advising passengers flying to Europe or the UK to be at the airport up to two and a half hours before departure.
In a statement released today, the DAA said: “The recommendation for long-haul passengers is up to 3.5 hours. Passengers on short-haul flights departing after 08:30 are advised not to arrive at the airport before 06:00.”
The daa said this will “relieve” the pressure on the security screening area for passengers and allow for an “enhanced airside travel experience” during the busy first wave of departures before 8.30am.
Dublin Airport said there was “no need” for passengers to arrive earlier than two and a half hours for a short-haul flight.
“daa recommends passengers to check with their airline prior to arriving at the airport when check-in and baggage drop-off are open and plan their arrival at the airport based on this information. Passengers are also encouraged to check-in for their flight online whenever possible,” the statement said.
The DAA said it was adjusting its passenger advisories after achieving “consistently improved queue times” at security screening since late March, including over the busy Easter weekend.
To minimize waiting times, security in Terminal One remains open 24 hours a day, while security in Terminal Two opens at 4am.
The statement said the passenger advisories will be reviewed in the coming weeks as the peak of the summer season approaches.
Passengers should fly out @DublinAirport It is recommended to arrive up to 2.5 hours before departure for short-haul flights to Europe and the UK and up to 3.5 hours before departure for long-haul flights. Passengers on short-haul flights departing after 08:30 are advised not to arrive before 06:00. pic.twitter.com/Dp9uXN2DDH
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) April 19, 2022
This comes as almost 200,000 passengers departed Dublin Airport between Good Friday and Easter Monday. This is the highest number recorded in a consecutive four-day period since Christmas 2019.
The DAA said the “vast majority” of passengers cleared security in under 40 minutes at both terminals last weekend, with a “small number” above at certain peak times.
The statement added that Dublin Airport has been able to reduce queues at a moderate rate in recent weeks due to several factors including the successful deployment of a staff task force in the terminals, continued refinement of security queue systems and peak-time rostering Maintaining high times to meet the growing demand for air travel and passenger compliance with the DAA’s arrival time recommendations.
Dublin Airport is in the process of hiring almost 300 new security screening staff to meet the significant increase in demand for international travel.
More than 250 candidates have prevailed in job interviews in the past two weeks.
The statement concluded that while successful candidates receive training, Garda will be screened and subject to mandatory security checks in the coming period, a process taking around five to six weeks, the DAA is working to ensure they have the ” maximum number” of security lanes in both terminals open continuously.
https://www.independent.ie/news/dublin-airport-updates-advice-for-passengers-flying-short-haul-after-830am-41568131.html Dublin Airport is updating recommendations for passengers flying after 8:30am on short-haul routes