Three flights were canceled at Dublin Airport today, including an Aer Lingus flight from America.
As for departures, British Airways flight BA829 has been canceled at 5.45pm to London.
The 8.45am Aer Lingus flight, EI114 from Philadelphia, was canceled this morning while the 5pm British Airways flight, BA830 from London, is also not operating.
Aer Lingus confirmed that flight EI114 from Philadelphia has been canceled due to technical issues.
It comes as 13 flights were canceled at Dublin Airport yesterday, including several Aer Lingus flights.
The airline has had to cancel and return two return flights from Dublin – the EI642/643 to Prague and the EI656/657 to Frankfurt – due to a Covid-related illness among staff.
The return of EI115/114 to Philadelphia was also canceled due to technical problems.
A “Mystery Flight” at 1:30pm also appeared in the cancellation information for a period of time yesterday morning.
Also the 12:00 Eurowings flight Dublin to Cologne Bonn, EW397, the 16:44 British Airways flight to London, BA829, and the 22:50 Flyone flight to Chisinau, Moldova, FIA712 was cancelled.
The Eurowings flight at 11.15 from Cologne Bonn, EW 396, the British Airways flight at 16.00 from London, BA830 and the Flyone flight at 22.05 from Chisinau, Moldova, FIA711 were also not operated.
Aer Lingus has attributed the recent cancellations to “operational reasons” as it continues to deal with Covid-19 cases among staff and industrial disputes abroad.
Independent.ie contacted Aer Lingus today for information on the destination of the ‘Mystery Flight’ but the airline did not explain what it meant.
The airline said: “Aer Lingus would like to apologize to those affected and the airline’s teams are working to accommodate affected passengers as efficiently as possible on the next available services. Affected passengers will be contacted directly by Aer Lingus.”
Passengers from various airlines have also reported lost luggage at Dublin Airport, including an Air Canada passenger who is still trying to locate her luggage, which contains her parents’ ashes.
A spokesman for the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) said it was aware of the problems some arriving passengers are facing at baggage claim, but the airlines are dealing with it.
“We sympathize with those affected and regret that these issues are affecting their passenger experience.
“We are working very closely with both airlines and their ground handling companies on these issues, which stem from the significant recruitment challenges faced by all companies currently involved in the airline industry.”
Defense forces at the airport have been on standby since Wednesday July 6 and will continue to do so for the busy summer period for the next six weeks. Defense Forces personnel will only be dispatched to the airport when more than 20 percent of security personnel are absent due to Covid-19.
However, reports of long queues at airport security checkpoints and outside terminal buildings have decreased significantly in recent weeks.
It comes that DAA has confirmed that more than 2.8 million passengers have recently traveled through the airport, in what was the busiest month since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Over 12 million passengers have passed through the facility in the last six months.
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