After Flight 143 takes off or lands, travel disruption looks set to continue into next day Dublin Airport Friday was canceled.
A dozen or more additional flights scheduled for Saturday have also been canceled by this time, it has emerged.
The DAA confirmed that 69 outbound flights and 74 inbound flights were canceled on Friday.
Meanwhile, passengers planning to travel over the weekend are advised to check in with the airline before heading to Dublin Airport.
Thousands more passengers had their flights canceled and more faced hours-long delays at airports on Friday as airlines struggled to de-ice planes.
Airport operator daa confirmed the airline was responsible for deicing the plane and the delay had a knock-on effect throughout the day.
“While runways and taxiways at Dublin Airport remained open and fully operational throughout the day, some airlines experienced delays to their flight schedules due to difficulties deicing aircraft.
“The delays this morning had a knock-on effect throughout the day, resulting in a large number of flight cancellations. Passengers are advised to check with their airline for the latest flight information,” a spokesperson said.
The Met Office issued a yellow freezing fog warning across the country on Friday afternoon, with visibility in affected areas significantly reduced by midday on Saturday.
Where this freezing fog occurs, visibility can be poor, making driving conditions “very dangerous”.
Freezing fog is more dangerous than normal fog because the droplets are too cold and can freeze on the windshield.
Temperatures did not rise above freezing at some stations on Friday, including Dublin Airport and Phoenix Park which recorded a high of 0.4C. Cork on Sherkin Island recorded a high of 7.2C.
Gerry Murphy of the Met Éireann said Ireland was now “really just the beginning of a very cold period” and people needed to know the forecast as it could get dangerous.
Days and nights of sub-zero weather are likely to have a “cumulative” effect, leading to increasingly cooler temperatures, while hail, sleet and snow are likely to continue to descend on coastal counties in the coming days.
Widespread severe frost is expected over the weekend, with the Met Éireann now predicting that the cold snap will continue into next week.
There will be snow on the ground in many counties over the next few days as the cumulative effect of lower “temperatures” makes conditions more dangerous.
Heading into Saturday night, temperatures are expected to drop as low as -4C in some places.
Meanwhile, temperatures at the airport dropped to -3C on Thursday night, with a thick layer of snow also falling.
Among the affected passengers was John O’Reilly, 29, from Clondalkin, south Dublin, who told Independent.ie he and his friend were scheduled to leave Dublin Airport on a Ryanair flight at 7.20am on Friday Fly to Barcelona.
The group arrived at the airport at 4:00am and quickly passed through security.
“We boarded the plane at 7.10am and nothing happened,” Mr O’Reilly said. “Then we were told that the plane had icing issues and it would take an hour. Then the pilot said that every hour for three or four hours and it would be another hour.
“We were on the runway for four hours on the plane. People were really hungry and thirsty.
“We finally got off the plane at 12.30pm. We are now circling around the airport trying to catch another flight.
“We were under a lot of pressure. We were due to play the poker tournament in Barcelona, but we missed the first day. The tickets were 220 euros each. Four of us were at Dublin airport because of this.
“We were going to Barcelona to meet a friend from England. Now they are there alone.”
Despite his experience, Mr O’Reilly said he did not blame Ryanair staff and believed they did the best they could in difficult circumstances.
On Friday, Ryanair said: “A small number of Ryanair flights departing Dublin Airport this morning have been delayed/cancelled due to severe overnight icing.
“Affected customers have been notified and informed of their options. We sincerely apologize to affected customers for these weather-related delays/cancellations that are entirely beyond our control.”