Dublin Airport has issued an apology to passengers after many of them experienced significant delays in passing security screening this morning.
Many passengers expressed their anger on social media at the length of time they were forced to spend in queues, with some reporting that their flights had been missed due to delays.
Irish band Hermitage Green was among those who complained about the problems, describing the queues as “absolutely ridiculous”.
“Hundreds of people will miss their flights because the airport is completely understaffed and unprepared,” the squad said.
100 minutes to pass security this morning in Tweet embed. A stressful and tense situation for travelers and staff alike. Lots of flights missed by angry people! #DoubleAirport pic.twitter.com/CYtbaLblkA
– AnthonyFearon (@AnthonyFearon02) August 29, 2021
Several social media complaints indicated that staff shortages was a factor in the delay.
Dublin Airport said it “had long queues for security this morning”. It added that “every supplier has been deployed” in the region to reduce delays.
In a statement this afternoon, a DAA spokesperson said wait times were back in nine minutes after this morning’s delay.
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Additional security elements were deployed and additional security lines were opened to facilitate the transportation of passengers. “We sincerely apologize for the apparent inconvenience caused by the delays this morning,” the spokesperson said.
The number of passengers using Dublin Airport has increased dramatically in recent weeks, after restrictions on international travel were eased.
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