Holidaymakers advised to arrive early at Dublin airport this weekend

Dublin Airport preparing for record weekend

Dublin Airport preparing for record weekend

Nonetheless, this weekend will be exceptionally busy for the airport, with Sunday expected to be the busiest day of the bank holiday weekend.

Shannon Airport says it doesn't anticipate delays this Bank Holiday weekend, despite the introduction of tighter security controls in European Airports.

Aer Lingus have advised people to give themselves extra time when heading to the airport to jet away.

During the peak summer season, guests are advised to arrive at Dublin Airport a minimum of 3 hours before your scheduled departure time.

A spokesperson said it was usually a 15-minute process when passengers were going out of the country.

Irish Travel Agents are now seeking a meeting with the Department of Justice to discuss the problem. Passenger figures are up 4 per cent over the same weekend past year, with over 2,669 flights expected to arrive and depart between Friday and Monday.

Passenger numbers reached 2.9 million in June, a 6% increase on the same month last year, making it the busiest June in the airport's 77 year history.

Heightened security checks are being blamed for major delays at European borders at the moment.

New EU rules introduced following terror attacks require countries to carry out more stringent checks on travellers entering and leaving the Schengen area, which allows passport-free movement across much of the EU.

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