Dublin Airport close to breaking 30m barrier after latest record month

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  • 2.3m passengers use airport in November – against 2.1m in November 2017
  • Some pace of growth slows – transatlantic up 15pc (was up 23pc in Nov 2017); Middle East/other up 13pc (17pc in Nov 2017)
  • British numbers recovering – rising 2pc, against no change in November 2017

A total of 29.2m passengers have used Dublin Airport so far this year – against last year’s corresponding figure of 27.4m. The airport is now set to break the 30m barrier, following a record November of 2.3m passengers, up 7pc.

Vincent Harrison MD of Dublin Airport

Passenger volumes travelling to and from continental Europe grew by 8pc, with almost 1.1m people travelling during the month.

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British traffic grew by 2pc, at almost 848,000 passengers, while the transatlantic sector rose by 15pc, with more than 275,000 passengers.

Other international passenger traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East, north Africa and the Asia Pacific region grew by 13pc, with more than 72,000 passengers travelling.

Passenger numbers on domestic flights rose by 47pc – or almost 10,000 passengers. Overall, Dublin Airport has handled more than 29.2m passengers in the first 11 months of the year, which is a 6pc increase over the same period last year.

Almost 1.7m passengers chose Dublin Airport as a hub, an 18pc increase on the first 11 months of last year.

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