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Significant Improvements Made To Security Experience, Says Dublin Airport

By Dave Simpson
Significant Improvements Made To Security Experience, Says Dublin Airport

Significant improvements were made in June in the passenger experience at security at Dublin Airport, according to statement published on the airport's website, which said that last month's improvements indicate that the plans that are in place to manage the operation over the summer period are achieving their goals.


According to the statement published on, as of 5 July, more than 420,000 passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport since Friday 1 July, with 50,000 to 56,000 individuals departing each day during that period and most of them getting through security in under 45 minutes.

Dublin Airport stated that it has almost doubled its security screening staffing and that its data for June shows that 93% of all passengers spent 45 minutes at most queuing at security areas, and 77% of passengers queued for 30 minutes at most.

Dublin Airport stated that its operator, the DAA, is continuing to advise passengers to be at the airport 2.5 hours before short-haul flights or 3.5 hours before long-haul flights, and to allow up to an additional hour if their are checking in a bag.

Army Deployment

The contingency plan that is currently in place to train and have Defence Forces personnel on standby if the airport experiences significant COVID-19-related absences in security operations remains prudent, according to the statement published on, which added that while Defence Forces personnel will be on standby, their deployment will only be happen if it is ultimately required as a result of an outbreak of COVID-19.

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