Dublin Airport Apologises Afte...


Dublin Airport Apologises After Long Queues At Security

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:49 28 Mar 2022

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Dublin Airport has apologised to passengers who missed flights or were delayed over the weekend because of long security queues.

Angry passengers posted on social media having spent hours waiting to get through.

The airport says it was down to a 'log jam' in getting new staff certified. DAA says over 100 staff have been added since the new year but new regulations have delayed their starting dates.

In a statement a spokesperson went on to say;

"Because of the Covid pandemic, around 1,000 staff left Dublin Airport under a voluntary severance scheme and while there is an ongoing recruitment drive to replace frontline staff in areas such as security and retail, all companies who operate at airports across Europe are experiencing similar challenges as we approach the start of the busy summer season ahead."

The staffing issue was compounded by a drone that grounded flights yesterday for 20 minutes.

Amateur Golfer Hugh Foley missed a flight to Spain yesterday evening, but managed to catch a later one;

"We're in terminal one, it's crazy. I fly a lot, honestly I've never seen the like of it. In terminal one the queue is zigzagging through every check-in desk, all the way back to Ryanair, the whole side of the terminal."

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