Transfer passengers up 36pc in Dublin airport as British decline does not halt 6pc rise

  • 2.6m in October up 4pc
  • Ten month total up 6pc to 25.3m
  • Trans Atlantic up 14pc to 330,000
  • Europe up 5pc to 1.3m
  • Britain down 2pc to 841,000
  • Hub traffic up 36pc
  • Middle East & Africa up 16pc to 69,000

In October 2.6m passengers passed through Dublin Airport – but the decline in British traffic continues. Overall passenger figures were up 4pc on the same month last year, making it the busiest October in the airport’s 77-year history.

Dublin Airport has processed 25.3m passengers – up 6pc on 2016. The number flying to and from continental Europe increased by 5pc (1.3m passengers); while 841,000 travelled to and from Britain (down 2pc).

Vincent Harrison, MD of Dublin Airport

The rise in transatlantic traffic continued, and jumped by 14pc during the month, with more than 333,000 passengers travelling. And the number travelling to other international destinations in the Middle East and North Africa increased by 16pc, with over 69,000 passengers flying to these routes.

Domestic was up 6pc to 8,000 passengers. The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to other destinations this year has increased by 36pc, with more than 1.3m passengers connecting between January and October.

More than 1.4m extra passengers have travelled through the airport between January and October.




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