Passengers queue outside the terminal buildings at Dublin Airport as 50,000 people fly abroad

Passengers were seen queuing outside the terminal buildings at Dublin Airport on Saturday morning as an estimated 50,000 people will fly abroad today.

It comes as Liverpool take on Real Madrid in Paris on Saturday night, with Leinster playing in the Champions Cup against La Rochelle in Marseille.

The airport has been under significant pressure recently as staff shortages have caused ongoing delays.

However, management has said the airport is hiring 300 new employees for the next month, bringing the security total to 900.

According to the DAA, security queue times were around 45 minutes at both terminals on Saturday with a “controlled queuing system”.

Passengers are still advised to arrive two and a half hours before a short flight and three and a half hours before a long flight to ensure a smooth security check.

Meanwhile, Dublin Airport management told the independent irish that security queues do not exceed 30 minutes from the beginning of June.

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