Dublin Airport expects 224,000 bank holiday weekend passengers

Numbers still lag 2019 by 42%

Dublin Airport confirmed on Tuesday that it was expecting more than 1,580 flights over the holiday, making it the busiest weekend this year.

Dublin Airport confirmed on Tuesday that it was expecting more than 1,580 flights over the holiday, making it the busiest weekend this year.

 

Around 224,000 passengers will pass through Ireland’s biggest airport over the October bank holiday weekend.

Dublin Airport confirmed on Tuesday that it was expecting more than 1,580 flights over the holiday, making it the busiest weekend this year.

“We’re expecting an average of more than 56,000 passengers per day over the four days between Friday, October 22nd and Monday, October 25th, 2021” said Kevin Cullinane, head of communicatins at State airports’ company DAA.

“The bank holiday Friday will be the busiest day of the bank holiday weekend, with 61,000 passengers and 428 aircraft arriving and departing in a single day” he added.

While the numbers mark a high for the airport this year, they trail the 2019 October weekend totals by 42 per cent.

Dublin Airport counselled that, to ensure a smooth trip, passengers should prepare for security in advance and go direct to the screening area once they arrive.

They should arrive two hours before short-haul flight departure times and three hours before longer trips take off.