The DAA has stated it will launch an internal review to investigate how a man passed through security screening and boarded an Aer Lingus flight on Monday without a passport or boarding pass.
A man boarding a flight with no boarding pass or correct documentation has been described as ‘hugely embarrassing’ for Dublin Airport.
A 48-year-old man managed to make it through security and onto a plane to Birmingham on Monday night.
The man was removed from the plane in Dublin and appeared in court yesterday where he was fined €700.
The DAA stated:
“We note the speedy apprehension of the individual in this case by Airport Police, who was caught trespassing without a boarding card after being security screened, and his subsequent arrest by An Garda Síochána and successful prosecution before the courts. As with any such incident an internal review is underway.”
Gardaí confirmed that they arrested and charged a man in his 40s for trespassing offences at Dublin Airport.
An Aer Lingus spokesperson said the man had “barged past Aer Lingus boarding agents at the gate and crew at the door of the aircraft and took a seat on board”.