“Over 2,600 flights are expected to arrive and depart this Easter Bank Holiday weekend,” said Dublin Airport spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell.
“The Canary Islands and Spanish coastal resorts are the most popular sunshine destinations for passengers in search of sunshine this Easter and city breaks are also high on the agenda for those heading away,” she added.
Monday is expected to be the busiest day of the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend with more than 102,000 passengers expected to arrive and depart through the airport that day.
Dublin Airport is also preparing for a busy summer season, with 23 new routes/services comprising six long-haul routes and 17 short-haul destinations.
More than 6.5 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport between January and March, representing an eight per cent increase, or an extra 460,000 passengers, compared to the same period last year.
Dublin Airport has the following advice for passengers travelling over the weekend:
Passengers are advised to check which terminal their flight is departing from BEFORE leaving home. Aer Lingus, Emirates, Norwegian and all US carriers operate from Terminal 2, while all other airlines operate from Terminal 1.
Passengers are advised to be in the terminal building at least 90 minutes before their flight departure time for short-haul flights, irrespective of whether they are checking in at the airport or have checked in online. A further 30 minutes should be factored in if passengers are using one of the long-term car parks.
EU Aviation Security regulations relating to liquids over 100mls are still in place. Passengers are required to present liquids in containers measuring 100ml or LESS in a transparent resealable bag measuring no more than 20cm x 20cm SEPARATELY at security screening. Further details can be found on Dublin Airport’s website.
Passengers are also advised to prepare for security screening in advance by removing laptops from cases, belts, outer jackets, umbrellas and sharp objects from hand luggage. This will avoid unnecessary delays at the passenger security screening area.
Dublin Airport’s app provides information on a range of services through smart phone and hand-held devices. Real time flight information, security queue times and processing times through US CBP is there to help passengers travel through the airport seamlessly.
Dublin Airport will have Customer Care teams on duty across both terminals this Bank Holiday Weekend; they are there to assist passengers with their journey through the airport.