Dublin Airport is warning some car parks are already sold out as 300,000 passengers are set to travel this Bank Holiday weekend
Dublin Airport has warned of high demand for parking spaces as more than 300,000 passengers are expected to transit from St Brigid over the bank holiday weekend.
t has advised passengers departing on the first public holiday of the year to prepare in advance for security and arrive at the airport early.
Passengers departing from Dublin Airport in the coming days are being reminded to arrive at their terminal two hours before a short-haul flight and three hours before a long-haul flight.
An additional time of up to one hour is recommended for passengers checking baggage at the airport.
Around 160,000 people will depart from Dublin Airport in the five days between Friday and Monday, with around 150,000 expected to arrive.
The airport has also advised passengers to consider public transport or a taxi to get to and from the airport, as parking spaces in the red lot are already sold out.
“Demand for parking is very high for the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend as spaces are sold out in the short stay car parks at both terminals and also in the red long stay car park,” Dublin Airport said.
“There are still spaces available in the Express Green and Holiday Blue long-term car parks. Passengers without pre-booked parking are also advised to use an alternative mode of transport such as a bus or taxi to get to the airport this weekend.”
Graeme McQueen, Media Relations Manager at daa, said: “We expect to average more than 77,000 passengers per day over the four days between Friday and Monday.
“In order to ensure a smooth journey through the airport, we strongly recommend passengers to prepare for security screening in advance and go directly to the security screening area after checking in.
“The Dublin Airport team are currently working hard to improve the passenger experience with a number of changes and improvements introduced over the last few weeks including a de-cluttering of passenger areas in both terminals, the introduction of additional seating and the addition of a new baby food menu in Terminal 1.
“Passengers can also look forward to many improvements to be made over the coming weeks and months as we focus on providing passengers with a better experience at Dublin Airport.”
The airport added that the strong figures suggest that travel hunger remains high in Ireland, as many seek to take advantage of the long weekend for some winter sun or a city break.
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