Dublin Airport to handle over 355,000 passengers this weekend

French Air Traffic Controllers are planning three days of strikes

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A general view of the departures area in Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport | Image: RollingNews.ie

The country's busiest airport is gearing up for its busiest weekend of the year so far.

Dublin Airport is set to welcome more than 355,000 passengers this June bank holiday weekend.

Passenger figures are up 10% on a like-for-like basis over the same long weekend last year.

Over 2,500 flights will arrive and depart - which is expected to be the busiest weekend of the year so far.

Dublin Airport spokeswoman Siobhán O'Donnell says: "We're expecting one-third of a million passengers to use Dublin Airport over the four days between Friday, June 3rd and Monday, June 6th".

This equates to almost 90,000 passengers per day.

Friday will be the busiest day of the weekend, with over 660 aircraft arriving and departing in a single day.

"This weekend is set to the busiest of the year so far so to ensure a smoother journey we would strongly advise passengers to prepare for security in advance and go directly to the security screening area once they have checked-in," she added.

Passengers should note that French Air Traffic Controllers have planned three days of strike action starting Friday June 3rd continuing until 4.00am June 6th.

This strike action may impact the flight schedule at Dublin Airport over the weekend.

Passengers are advised to check the latest flight information with their airline's website before travelling to the airport.

Almost 7.8m passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first four months of the year, which is a 15% increase over last year.

This means Dublin Airport has welcomed an extra one million passengers during the first four months of the year.

Dublin Airport has the following advice for passengers travelling this bank holiday weekend:

  • Passengers are advised to check which terminal their flight is departing from befor leaving home: Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional, Emirates, Etihad Airways and all the US carriers operate from Terminal 2, while all other airlines operate from Terminal 1
  • Passengers should plan to arrive in the terminal building at least 90 minutes before their flight departure time - irrespective of whether they are checking in online or at the airport
  • Passengers are strongly advised to go directly to the security screening area once they have checked-in
  • EU Aviation Security regulations concerning liquids are still in place. Passengers are advised to check the details of these regulations before setting out on their journey to the airport