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Dublin Airport Expects 432k Passengers During St Patrick's Weekend

By Dave Simpson
Dublin Airport Expects 432k Passengers During St Patrick's Weekend

Dublin Airport operator DAA expects the Irish capital's airport to play host to approximately 432,000 passengers during St Patrick's Day weekend, according to a statement published on the airport's website.


According to the statement published on, 220,000 passengers are expected to depart from Dublin Airport between Thursday 16 March and Monday 20 March, while 212,000 are expected to arrive to the airport.

DAA is collaborating with Failte Ireland to provide passengers with an Irish welcome at the airport, with Irish dancing groups planned to perform in the arrivals areas. Additionally, a team of Fáilte Ireland "meeters and greeters" will be present in the arrivals areas of both of the airport's terminals to offer passengers an amiable welcome and information.

Dublin Airport is also supporting activities in Dublin city on St Patrick's Day such as live music, bands, street theatre, interactive games, circus and science shows, talks, and film screenings.

Advice For Passengers

Dublin Airport has advised people travelling through the airport during the St Patrick's period to arrive at the airport two hours before short-haul flights and three hours before long-haul flights.


The airport said that those who are checking in luggage should arrive up to an additional hour in advance.

Dublin Airport has also advised travellers to be prepared in advance for security screenings and to make their way directly to the security screening areas once they are checked in for their flights.

Read More: Shannon Airport Expects 30k Passengers Over St Patrick's Period

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