The airport is expecting more than 350,000 passengers to arrive and depart from today to Monday March 18, which is a 6% increase compared to last year.
Passengers will be arriving for the St Patrick’s Festival celebrations, returning from the Cheltenham Festival and travelling to and from Ireland’s Six Nations rugby game in Cardiff on Saturday.
A variety of musical entertainment is scheduled for passengers in the run up to St Patrick’s Day, with singing from Portmarnock Community School students, Kilcoskan National School, Scoil an Duinníningh, Gaelscoil Cholmcille and CCÉ Port Mearnóg.
Both terminals have been festooned with decorations to celebrate Ireland’s national day, and the airport is again taking part in the Global Greening initiative.
“Eleven separate areas around the airport’s campus are going green, including Terminal 1 and 2 and the airport’s iconic original 1940s passenger terminal,” enthuses Dublin Airport spokesperson, Paul O’Kane.
“This is our seventh year to participate in the Global Greening and we’re greening even more locations around the airport campus this year to bring the St Patrick’s Festival to life.
“Specialist equipment is required to successfully green the airport. Electricians and site crew will use 33 different lights and beams supported by a total of 2.5 kilometres of temporary cabling at the various greening locations around the campus.”
Dublin Airport has welcomed more than 4 million passengers in the first two months of the year, which is a 9% increase on the same period in 2018.