Dublin Airport Prepares for St Patrick’s Day

Dublin Airport St Patrick's Day
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This week, Dublin Airport in Ireland is preparing for a very busy St Patrick’s week and has outlined their expectations.

This article will cover the details surrounding Dublin Airport’s expected busy St Patrick’s week, coinciding with some big events.

Dublin’s Busy St Patrick’s Week


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Photo Credit: Dublin Airport.

Over the course of this week, running between Tuesday March 12, 2024 through till Monday March 18, 2024, Dublin Airport (DUB) is expecting to handle more than 650,000 passengers.

The busiest day during the week is Friday March 15, 2024, where the airport is expecting to handle 105,000 passengers.

This count is broken down as 51,000 arriving passengers and 54,000 departing passengers.

Mainly, the high passenger count during this week is not only St Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17, 2024, but also the Cheltenham Race Festival that runs between March 12 and March 15.

The rugby Six Nation’s is also on this week, with Ireland playing Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Before the final match of France vs England which will be held in Lyon.

Serving Carriers


Ireland’s capital airport is caters for quite a few passenger airlines, those are as follows –

  • Aegean Airlines – Greece
  • Aer Lingus – Ireland
  • airBaltic – Latvia
  • Air Canada – Canada
  • Air France – France
  • Air Transat – Canada
  • American Airlines – U.S.A
  • Aurigny – Guernsey
  • Blue Islands – United Kingdom
  • British Airways – United Kingdom
  • Croatia Airlines – Croatia
  • Dan Air – Romania
  • Delta Air Lines – U.S.A
  • Egyptair – Egypt
  • Emirates – U.A.E
  • Etihad Airways – U.A.E
  • Eurowings – Germany
  • Finnair – Finland
  • FlyOne – Moldova
  • Hainan Airlines – China
  • HiSky – Moldova
  • Iberia Express – Spain
  • Icelandair – Iceland
  • jetBlue – U.S.A
  • KLM – Netherlands
  • Loganair – Scotland
  • Lufthansa – Germany
  • Luxair – Luxembourg
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle – Norway
  • Play – Iceland
  • Qatar Airways – Qatar
  • Ryanair – Ireland
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines – Sweden
  • Swiss International Air Lines – Switzerland
  • SunExpress – Turkey
  • TAP Air Portugal – Portugal
  • Transavia France – France
  • TUI Airways – United Kingdom
  • Turkish Airlines – Turkey
  • United Airlines – U.S.A
  • Vueling – Spain
  • WestJet – Canada
  • Wideroe – Norway

Senior Comments


Commenting on the airport’s expected, very busy weekend, the daa Group’s Media Relations Manager, Graeme McQueen, says, “The team at Dublin Airport is ready to facilitate it all over the coming days, from the arrival home of Oscar winner Cillian Murphy, to the arrival of hundreds of thousands of tourists for St Patrick’s Day.”

“Cheltenham is always a popular destination for Irish racing fans at this time of year and this year is no different, with flights to airports in southern England set to be very busy over the coming days.”

“The influx of tourists ahead of St Patrick’s Day will pick up pace from Thursday onwards, with around 183,000 people set to fly into Dublin Airport between Thursday and Sunday ahead of St’ Patrick’s Day itself.”

“Joining them will be around 5,000 Scottish rugby fans coming to Dublin for the final Six Nations rugby match at the Aviva, as well as the many thousands who will avail of the long bank holiday weekend to go on a city break or spring holiday.”

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