People traveling to Dublin Airport this weekend have been warned that parking spaces are fully booked for Saturday and large numbers of passengers are expected to pass through the airport over Easter week.
In a tweet posted this morning, Dublin Airport said there was “limited availability” until Friday.
“If you are traveling to Dublin Airport this week please note that we are currently sold out in all of our car parks for this Saturday 16th April. Also, limited availability remains for short periods until this Friday (April 15). ‘ wrote Dublin Airport.
Since the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions, the airport has become increasingly busy, while the number of parking spaces available has also been reduced by the closure of the nearby Quickpark service, which recently closed permanently.
It comes as passengers were asked to queue outside Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 last Saturday in a bid to cut wait times at security.
Images of long, winding queues outside the terminal buildings appeared online with hundreds of holidaymakers standing outside as early as 4am.
Ahead of the busy Easter period, the DAA advised all passengers to arrive three and a half hours before departure to ensure they didn’t miss their flight.
The ongoing pressure has been caused in part by a shortage of security personnel as the airport “restarts” to pre-pandemic staffing levels.
Passengers heading to the airport have also been advised to check the latest safety times for each terminal on the Dublin Airport App Departures page.
“The times shown are a median of the previous 15 minute period,” Dublin Airport said.
DAA has put in place a special control plan to deal with the large number of passengers departing on Easter holiday flights, the number of which is now around 80 to 90 per cent of the pre-Covid number.
Meanwhile, the agency has also offered its security staff increased wages for overtime to meet current needs.
https://www.independent.ie/news/dublin-airport-car-parks-have-only-limited-availability-over-easter-week-41545172.html Parking at Dublin Airport is ‘limited’ during Easter week.