Dublin Airport has warned of “long queues” amid reports of people losing flights due to significant security delays.
Passengers took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the delays, with hundreds of people queuing to try to get to their flights for the second day in a row.
The airport’s Twitter account said “additional resources” were being posted to help open up pressure on waiting lists.
“Dublin Airport They lined up in long queues for security checks this morning.”
“Additional resources have been deployed to the area and we expect the situation to calm down soon.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
“Our teams work hard to help you on your way.”
Angry passengers said they missed their flights and were more than an hour late this morning.
One wrote: “I missed my flight this morning due to obscene overcrowding and security delays, I was queued when it was advertised as a 35 minute wait, this later changed to 45. I finally passed after 1 hour 20 minutes but my gate was closed.”
Another said: “Hundreds of passengers lined up like a cattle market, many of whom missed their flights because only two security offices were open!
A third said: “There is no explanation you can give other than poor management and insufficient staffing.” Two metres’ social distancing, “If we keep two metres, the people at the end of the queue will go back to Dublin city centre.”
A Dublin Airport spokesperson told Dublin Live: “Dublin Airport experienced long queues for security for our departure this morning and every resource is being deployed to reduce delays for our passengers.
“We sincerely apologize for the apparent inconvenience this is causing.”
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