Airport staff offered €2,000 bonuses in bid to avoid more holiday chaos

DAA move aims to avoid repeat of last year’s missed flights due to monster queues at security clearance

Last summer long queues formed at Dublin Airport as passengers waited to drop their bags and go through security clearance. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

Dublin Airport staff are being offered bonuses of up to €2,000 if they work overtime at security desks amid growing fears of a repeat of the lengthy queues witnessed last year, the Business Post has learned.

DAA has set up a taskforce to tackle the problem in recent weeks, and is asking both frontline and non-frontline staff to work additional hours on security desks in the coming weeks, according to an internal memo.

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