Passengers rejoice as Dublin Airport reopens Terminal 1 drop-off area

Dublin Airport has announced that from 10am this morning passengers will once again be able to be dropped off directly outside Terminal 1.

The T1 ‘departures route’ is reopening as the airport authority (DAA) continues its ‘phasing out of emergency measures’ which were introduced over the summer.

Faced with rising passenger numbers as air travel returned to full capacity for the first time since the start of the pandemic in June, the DAA was forced to introduce a number of measures to deal with the long delays at the airport.

Over the weekend of May 28-29, 1,000 people missed flights, while thousands more suffered long delays due to long queues for airline check-in, the luggage storage and security.

The DAA was forced to close the T1 departures route during this period, while in July the Defense Force was put on hold in case a nationwide spike in Covid-19 cases affected airport staffing.

In a statement this morning, DAA said further changes, as well as the reopening of the T1 departures route, were planned.

“Passenger disembarkations directly outside Terminal 1 will be possible again from 10am this morning as we reopen the departures route,” DAA announced on Twitter.

“This is part of a further phase-out of emergency measures which have been put in place at Dublin Airport over the summer.

“Further changes, including the return of bus stops and pickups to the usual area behind the Atrium, will follow over the next few days. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for updates. We thank passengers for their patience while we make these changes.

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