Over a million passengers will pass through Dublin Airport during the next 10 days as schools shut down for the summer.
According to a statement published on DublinAirport.com, there will be more than 100,000 people arriving to and departing from the airport every day during June and early July, with more than 120,000 passengers passing through the airport on Sunday 25 June alone.
The statement published on DublinAirport.com quoted Dublin Airport operator DAA media relations manager Graeme McQueen as saying, "The schools are out and so are the swimming trunks and suitcases with the busy summer holiday season set to really get underway over the coming few weeks. Between 110,000 to 120,000 people will pass through Dublin Airport every day between now and early July as holiday-hungry travellers seek sun, fun, adventure and relaxation on the beaches of Europe and beyond.
"The team at Dublin Airport is ready to welcome each and every traveller and we look forward to getting their summer trip off to a smooth start. The busiest destinations for holidaymakers from Dublin Airport this summer will be Spain, North America and Portugal and we're also seeing big interest this year in Canada."
McQueen was also quoted as saying, "The enhancements we've made, as part of the 15-point improvement plan we unveiled in March, came on the back of valuable feedback from passengers. We continue to listen closely to passengers to ensure we’re getting it right for them. One of the core aims of our plan is to get at least 90% of passengers through security screening in under 20 minutes this summer and we’ve exceeded this target over the past seven weeks, with 97% through in 20 minutes or less."
Dublin Airport is advising passengers to arrive two hours before short-haul flights and three hours before long-haul flights, and, due to high demand, to book parking in advance.
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