Travel disruption looks set to continue into a second day after 143 flights due to depart or land in Dublin Airport were cancelled yesterday.
A further dozen or more flights scheduled for today have also been cancelled at this point, the Irish Independent is reporting.
Airport operators DAA confirmed that 69 outbound flights and 74 inbound flights were cancelled on Friday.
Meanwhile, passengers scheduled to travel across the weekend are being advised to check in with their airline before going to Dublin Airport.
It comes as thousands of passengers had their flights cancelled and many more faced hours-long delays at the airport on Friday as airlines struggled to de-ice their planes.
Dublin Airport is once again fully open & operational today (Saturday). However, as a knock on from the issues faced by airlines yesterday, a number of flights have been cancelled. Passengers are advised to check with their airline for the latest info regarding their flight. pic.twitter.com/ErnoV3ZJ0B
— Dublin Airport (@DublinAirport) December 10, 2022
Airport operator DAA confirmed that airlines are responsible for the de-icing of planes and that the delays had a knock-on effect throughout the day.
“While the runways and taxiways at Dublin Airport have remained open and fully operational for the entire day, some airlines experienced delays to their flight schedules due to difficulties de-icing their aircraft,” a DAA spokesperson said.
“Delays this morning have had a knock-on impact over the course of the day, leading to a significant number of flight cancellations. Passengers are advised to check with their airlines for the latest flight information.”