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Dublin Airport To Host Close To 400k Passengers Over May Bank Holiday Weekend

By Dave Simpson
Dublin Airport To Host Close To 400k Passengers Over May Bank Holiday Weekend

Dublin Airport operator DAA has said that 394,000 people will pass are through the airport during the May bank holiday weekend.


According to a statement published on, DAA expects approximately 198,000 people to depart Dublin Airport from Friday 28 April to Monday 1 May, and approximately 196,000 people to arrive.

Those departing the airport are advised to arrive two hours before short-haul flights and three hours before long-haul flights.

Statement By DAA Media Relations Manager

The statement published on quoted DAA media relations manager Graeme McQueen as saying, "The busiest days this weekend will be Friday and Sunday with just over 100,000 passengers going through our terminals each day. These are similar numbers to those seen during the recent busy but smooth Easter period. Many Irish travellers are availing of the long weekend to take a city break overseas, while thousands of rugby fans will travel to Dublin this weekend for the Champions Cup clash between Leinster and Toulouse at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

"Passengers visiting Dublin Airport this weekend will experience the many improvements being rolled out in both terminals as part of our Better DUB improvement plan, which includes the provision of more than 400 additional seats, new dedicated family seating areas at departure gates and faster free wi-fi speeds throughout the airport.


"Demand for parking at the airport is high for the coming weekend, so passengers are advised to book online in advance of travelling. Passengers are also encouraged to consider alternate ways of travelling to and from the airport, including by bus, taxi or drop-off. We look forward to welcoming all passengers travelling this weekend and wish everyone a pleasant trip."

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