Marquees are in place outside Dublin Airport this morning as part of a new measure to deal with long queues.
The holding areas were erected yesterday, meaning passengers who arrive too early won't have to line up in the rain over the bank holiday weekend.
Passenger Update: Departures Road outside Terminal 1 @DublinAirport is now closed to all vehicles. Passenger drop-off has moved to our Atrium Road. Departing passengers can enter via our Atrium (red circle in image). This change will remain in place for the coming weeks. (1/4) 🧵 pic.twitter.com/RAM2uxcDX9
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) June 2, 2022
It follows chaotic scenes at the airport last weekend that led to hundreds of missed flights.
Extra staff have been brought in to help deal with large passenger numbers.
52,000 people will fly out of the airport today, followed by almost 200,000 over the next four days.
President of the Irish Travel Agents Association, Paul Hackett, says last Sunday's chaotic scenes were appalling;
"I think we can only hope that there is no repetition of this, there would be a risk to reputational damage if it was to be repeated. We have to go by the results that we're seeing since the shambolic scenes of Sunday and hope that this weekend will work effectively for everybody who is transiting the airport."
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