Dublin Airport is expecting to welcome approximately 1.5 million people arriving and departing passengers between Friday 16 December and Wednesday 4 January, according to a statement published on its website.
The number of passengers travelling through Dublin Airport this Christmas season will be approximately 95% higher than during the same period last year and on a par with total the number recorded for pre-COVID-19 pandemic 2019, according to the statement published on DublinAirport.com, which also noted that Friday 23 December 23 is expected to be the airport's busiest pre-Christmas day, with approximately 98,000 passengers scheduled to arrive to and depart from the airport on that date, and Monday 2 January is expected to be the busiest day of the first month of 2023, with approximately 94,000 passengers scheduled to travel through the airport on that date.
Statement By Dublin Airport Spokesperson
The statement published on DublinAirport.com quoted Dublin Airport spokesperson Graeme McQueen as saying, "The true magic of Christmas at Dublin Airport will be back this December with families from around the world once again fully free to enjoy Christmas together following two very disrupted years due to the COVID pandemic. The arrivals halls in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport are heart-warming places to be at this time of year as people are reunited with loved ones. Over the years we've seen everything from marriage proposals to families being reunited for the first time in many years, sometimes decades. We'll also be seeing lots of emotional scenes as grandparents, aunts and uncles meet their grandchildren, nieces and nephews for the very first time."
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The statement published on DublinAirport.com also quoted Dublin Airport spokesperson Graeme McQueen as saying, "Dublin Airport will have additional Customer Care staff on duty over the Christmas season to ensure passengers have an efficient and smooth journey through the airport. We would also ask passengers to prepare for security screening by removing their outer jacket, belts, keys, coins and laptops from cases so that security searches are kept to a minimum."