Peak Christmas Travel Period U...


Peak Christmas Travel Period Underway At Dublin Airport

Emily Keegan
Emily Keegan

09:42 22 Dec 2023

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100,000 passengers will travel through Dublin airport today.

In total, it's expected more than 1.5 million passengers will use the airport over Christmas.

The peak Christmas travel period is already underway and will run until January 6th when more than 75,000 people will pass through Terminal 1 and 2 every day.

The busiest day after Christmas will be Friday December 29th, as many visitors to Ireland will return overseas and thousands more will head off to celebrate New Year's Eve around the world.

Graeme McQueen, Media Relations Manager at DAA says the scenes at the airport over the past week have been lovely to witness, as families are reunited for Christmas.

"We're looking forward to what's going to be a busy few days before Christmas. 

Really exciting times in the terminals, as we've seen all week. Lots of families being reunited again for the first time, in many cases, in years. So it makes for great scenes. Lots of hugs, lots of kisses". 

Meanwhile, Santa and his reindeer have been cleared to enter Irish airspace on Christmas Eve, with the flight path set to be cleared just for the big man.

In a statement, AirNav, which operates air traffic management, says:

"Airports around the country will be very quiet on Christmas Day. However, it is business as normal on St Stephen's Day, once Santa is back safely in the North Pole.”

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