Record Easter Weekend Expected At Dublin Airport

Almost 368,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from Friday, March 30 until Monday, April 2 representing a 10% increase compared to last Easter.

Dublin Airport spokesperson Siobhán O’Donnell said that “the recent cold weather spells may have been a contributory factor in the double-digit increase in passengers travelling this Easter when compared to last year.”

She added: “The Canary Islands and Spanish coastal resorts are the most popular sunshine destinations this Easter for passengers in search of some much needed warm weather.”

Over 2,500 flights are expected to arrive and depart this Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Good Friday is expected to be the busiest day of the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend with almost 100,000 passengers expected to arrive and depart through the airport.

Dublin Airport is also preparing for a busy summer season, with 14 new services due to start in the coming weeks comprising five long-haul and nine short-haul destinations.

More than 3.8 million passengers have used Dublin Airport in the first two months of this year, which is a 5% increase on the first two months of last year. This summer Dublin Airport will have flights to 195 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 56 airlines.

29th March 2018