Dublin airport chaos continues after passengers were warned they ‘may miss flights’ due to queues

The chaos continues at Dublin airport right this moment, as snaking queues reportedly began build up within the early hours of this morning.

A passenger shared video filmed at 3.40am, wherein lengthy traces could be seen ready for safety.

“Queues thick with individuals rising in depth too,” tweeted Dr Barrett, alongside the footage. “Administration properly conscious for months – worse it’s getting.”

They added: “Time by means of safety show has been turned off … sums it up actually.”

One other traveller, John Duddy, added that, along with delays, there was “litter everywhere in the terminal and filthy bogs this night as properly. Floor workers very affected person {and professional} however administration are a joke.”

In the meantime, Dara Totterdell tweeted: “Incredulous on the scenes in entrance of and in departures this morning at 04.30!! No one deserves to be handled this manner! Really no residing creature deserves to be handled this manner!! Appalled! Disgusted and fairly traumatised.”

Nonetheless, queues appear to have since abated; as of 8am this morning, the airport web site is displaying safety wait occasions of 45 and half-hour for Terminals 1 and a couple of respectively.

Passenger Majella Dempsey mentioned: “By safety in 35 minutes this morning #DublinAirport workers all so good and good humoured. No queue for checking in baggage @Ryanair, joined safety queue at 7. Was dreading it after yesterday’s information.”

An pressing assembly between Dublin Airport officers and junior minister Hildegarde Naughton is about to happen right this moment after “important queues” on Sunday pressured the airport to confess that some passengers may miss their flights.

The airport’s Twitter account tweeted on 29 Might: “Because of important queues contained in the terminal for check-in, bag drop and safety, passengers queueing outdoors the terminal could not make their flight and will must contact their airline to rebook. We sincerely apologise for the apparent frustration and inconvenience this will trigger.”

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, talking from Lebanon, mentioned the scenario was “not passable”.

“The minister can be partaking with them and authorities can be discussing this and reviewing this by way of the massive numbers and the delays and so forth.

“It’s not passable.”

An announcement from the Division of Transport, on behalf of transport minister Eamon Ryan and Ms Naughton, mentioned: “The passenger expertise at Dublin Airport is falling far in need of the service that our residents and guests ought to anticipate at our largest state airport.

“They mentioned that it was not passable that some individuals, who’re following DAA pointers, are turning as much as the airport for check-in on time, however are nonetheless lacking their flights.

“The scenario is inflicting undue stress and potential value to individuals, which is solely not ok.”

The Unbiased has contacted Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) for touch upon right this moment’s queues.

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