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VIDEO: Something Special Made These Long Queues In Dublin Airport More Bearable

By Darragh Berry

August 17, 2018 at 12:54pm


Sadly, the idea of queuing for hours on end has become a regular occurrence for most Irish holidaygoers.

Delays, cancellations and strikes have become somewhat the norm this Summer in Irish airports leaving many absolutely furious with whatever airline they were supposed to be flying with.

Now, you can sit there and moan about how you're unlucky and promise yourself that you'll never fly with "that shower" again but you're as well to just grin and bear it and find a way to combat the boredom.

That's what these people did when their flight was delayed at Dublin Airport.

Whip out the instruments, stretch the vocal chords and just give it socks.

It's the only way to beat the delay.

This was shared on Twitter by Richard Downes who works for Prime Time on RTÉ who said that: "When the plane is late, a bit of culture goes a long way."

Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.3 million passengers in July, making it the busiest month ever in the airport’s 78 year history.

Passenger numbers increased by 7% compared to last July as Dublin Airport welcomed more than 100,000 passengers every day during the month.

Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe increased by 6%, with more than 1.8 million passengers travelling to European destinations.

UK traffic increased by 3%, as more than 919,000 passengers travelled on routes between Dublin and UK destination in July.

The number of passengers travelling to and from North America increased by 15%, with almost 463,000 passengers taking transatlantic flights to and from Dublin last month.

Other international traffic, principally to the Middle East, North Africa and the Asia Pacific region increased by 19%, with almost 109,000 passengers travelling these routes in July.

Almost 200,000 passengers used Dublin Airport as a gateway to connect onward to another destination in July, which was a 26% increase compared to the same month last year. So far this year, transfer passenger numbers have increased by 17% to more than 952,000.

Domestic passengers increased by 10% to just over 11,000 in July.

More than 18 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport between January and July, which is a 6% increase over the same period last year. More than one million additional passengers have been welcomed during the first seven months of the year.

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