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They have a plan.

Plan to fix lengthy airport queues to be unveiled by daa, as CEO appears at Committee (RTE)

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Via RTÉ News:

WestJet confirmed that there were “significant baggage and security screening delays” seen at Dublin Airport yesterday and apologised to their customers for the inconvenience they faced as a result.

The airline added that delays also impacted its outbound service from Dublin, resulted in a three-hour delay in departure of WS Flight 5, as a substantial number of passengers and bags were delayed in boarding the aircraft.

Despite delaying take off, the flight departed without many of the bags scheduled for departure.

‘We want our bags’ – WestJet passengers face three-hour wait for baggage at Dublin Airport (RTE)

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Via RTÉ news:

Asked why the airport did not have enough staff to deal with yesterday’s numbers, DAA’s Head of Communications Kevin Cullinane said the airport is operating on “very fine margins“, and is “running to the max” of available staffing levels.

Mr Cullinane added that there should be an additional 370 additional officers by the start of July.

“Yesterday morning when we opened security in terminal one and terminal two, we clearly didn’t have enough security lanes open due to resourcing challenges, and at the moment any absenteeism impacts on our ability to operate lanes,” he said.

The challenges the airport faced started at around 4.30am yesterday morning, he said, and grew worse as people joined various queues until eventually the system was just overwhelmed.

He said the airport did not become aware of the scale of the problem until “literally people report for duty at 3am and 4am” and when it became apparent, the airport did its best to open the optimum number of lanes.

‘Well over 1,000’ passengers missed flights due to queues, says airport operator (RTE)

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Dublin Airport.

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Yesterday: Terminal 2: Fight’s On Time

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This afternoon.

Dublin Airport.

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris (pic 4 left) officially opening Dublin Airport Garda Station.

Situated in Transaer House, the station, which cost ­€3.6million, is operational 24 hours with an Inspector, four Sergeants, 34 Gardaí and a Detective Unit of one Detective Sergeant and eight Detective Gardaí.

It is the first garda station in the country to contain American-style ‘detention pens’ that can each hold 15 people ­sitting.

Any excuse.

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Dublin Airport.

Escalating.

Lengthy queues for early flights at Dublin Airport (RTE)