Holding Areas In Place At Dubl...


Holding Areas In Place At Dublin Airport Ahead Of Long Weekend

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:57 3 Jun 2022

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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.

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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