Dublin Airport parking warning as 450,000 set to travel for bank holiday

-Credit: (Image: Getty Images)
-Credit: (Image: Getty Images)


Dublin Airport's car parks are completely sold out for the bank holiday weekend as they get ready to welcome 450,000 passengers.

The four day period between Friday and Monday will see 240,000 passengers departing from Dublin Airport, with 210,000 passengers arriving. The busiest day this weekend will be Sunday June 2nd when around 117,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport.

Dublin Airport advised passengers without a car parking booking to travel to the airport via an alternate mode such as bus or taxi. Spaces will be available in the short-term car parks for people dropping off and picking up passengers.

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Sarah Ryan, Director of Communications at daa said: "It's going to be another busy weekend at Dublin Airport and the team are ready to welcome the many thousands of passengers set to arrive and depart this weekend."

"The peak tourism season is now upon us and our doors are set to welcome tens of thousands of tourists to Ireland from all over the world this weekend."

Ms Ryan added that passengers can speed up their journey through the airport by preparing in advance for security screening. "While many passengers will get to go through one of the new C3 scanners that we're rolling out in both terminals, the rules around liquids remain the same, meaning all liquids should be under 100ml and enclosed in a sealed clear bag no bigger than 20cm x 20cm," she said.

"Passengers should also be prepared to take hoodies and baggy jumpers off at security screening, as well as any boots or footwear which extends above the ankle. By preparing smartly in advance, passengers can avoid needless delays."

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