Airport World - Staff Reporter

Dublin Airport has reiterated its confidence in its current plan to avoid cutting any flights this summer.

The Irish gateway notes that during the first three weeks of June, 93% of all passengers spent 45 minutes or less queuing at its security screening areas, while 77% of passengers queued for 30 minutes or less.

And over the past weekend, which was the busiest Dublin Airport has experienced since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 91% of the 50,000 to 55,000 passengers that departed Dublin Airport each day cleared security screening in less than 45 minutes.

In response to the significant security queuing challenges that Dublin Airport experienced on May 29, daa has put in place a comprehensive operational plan to ensure that there has been no repeat of these challenges during June or in the busy summer period ahead.

As part of this plan, daa has:

  • Redoubled its efforts concerning the recruitment, training, and certification of the full complement of new security staff members that the airport requires.
  • Redeployed all available security staff from other activities across the airport.
  • Secured additional screening staff from Cork Airport.
  • Delivered significant improvements concerning queue management and access control.
  • Introduced a contingency ‘triage’ queuing process, to manage any potential overflow.

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