Eight Dublin Airport flights cancelled but ‘minimal’ disruption expected - DAA

Passengers urged to contact airline if travelling through airport on Monday as Storm Debi winds peaks

Passengers travelling through Dublin Airport on Monday are being advised to keep in touch with their airlines after Storm Debi forced the cancellation of some flights and delayed others.

A total of eight flights - four inbound and four outbound - were cancelled by their respective airlines on Sunday night, Dublin airport operator DAA has confirmed.

In a statement, Graeme McQueen, media relations manager for Dublin Airport operator DAA, said some transatlantic flights into Ireland had delayed their arrivals “to avoid the heart of the storm”, which may result in delays.

There may be knock-on effects for flights later in the day, Mr McQueen said, urging passengers to keep in touch with their airlines throughout the day.


“The first wave of flights all got away very smoothly and the team has worked really hard to ensure passengers have flowed well through the terminals all morning,” he said. “Winds have peaked around 8-8.30am this morning, resulting in a number of aircraft having to hold or perform ‘go-arounds’ and some short delays to outgoing flights. We’re hopeful that disruption over the course of the day will be minimal. Passengers should contact their airline directly for updates on specific flights.

“Passengers travelling to and from Dublin Airport are advised to take extra care this morning,” he said. “With some bus services not running until after 9am, passengers may need to consider an alternate option. Parking spaces are available in our car parks at Dublin Airport and, so far this morning, taxis are in good supply.”

No issues have been reported at Cork Airport.

Public transport services across the country have been impacted by the storm. Irish Rail warned of significant delays on Monday morning but said that no services had yet been cancelled.

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, meanwhile, will not operate their services this morning while Luas services have also been cancelled until 10am.

Ian Curran

Ian Curran

Ian Curran is a Business reporter with The Irish Times