Passengers queues stretch outside terminal building as 50,000 pass through Dublin Airport

Several passengers faced lengthy lines getting through security on, while airport operator DAA revealed, “another busy day” at the transport hub.

A shortage of security screening staff has led to lengthy queues inside and outside the airport in recent months, causing some passengers to miss flights.

The airport has been under significant pressure recently as staff shortages have caused ongoing delays.

“It’s another busy Saturday morning at Dublin Airport at the start of what is going to be another busy weekend. However, security processing has moved well all morning, enabled by DAA’s teams on the floor in both terminals,” DAA spokesperson Graeme McQueen said.

“Overall, passengers were in good form, with those who heeded our advice – to get to the airport up to 2.5 hours ahead of a short-haul flight and 3.5 hours before a long-haul flight – getting through security smoothly and in plenty of time prior to their flight,” McQueen added.

According to DAA, security queue times were around 45 minutes in both terminals on Saturday with a “controlled queueing system” in place.

Passengers are still being advised to arrive two and a half hours before a short flight, and three and a half hours before a long one to make sure they get through security smoothly.

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