There has been no sign of feared chaos at Dublin Airport today as tens of thousands of people plan to fly out over the Easter break.
A slack of security staff left queues of up to three hours in the airport in recent weeks with many missing their flights as a result.
However, the Dublin Airport Authority said things were moving smoothly today ahead of three days of crammed flight schedules at the airport.
“The queues have been flowing really well with a wait time of under 30 minutes at Terminal 1 this morning,” daa spokesperson Graeme McQueen said.
Up to 50,000 passengers are expected to depart Dublin Airport throughout Good Friday.
Passengers are still being advised to arrive at the airport up to 3.5 hours before their flight is due to depart.
Dublin Airport is operating with the maximum number of security personnel over the Easter weekend returning to “normal levels of staffing,” according to the daa.
More than 600 daa staff have been redeployed to assist airport screeners, who are focusing solely on security checks and screening passengers.
Other staff are helping to monitor and manage the queues and assisting in tray return duties to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.
The daa said there have been no missed flights so far due to delays at the airport.
The weekend is expected to be extremely busy at Dublin Airport up until Easter Monday.