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Dublin Airport handled more than 3.1m passengers in June, which was a new monthly record for the airport and a 7pc increase on the same month last year.

The increase in passenger numbers made it the busiest June in the airport’s 78-year history. The number of passengers travelling to and from continental Europe grew by 6pc (almost 1.7m passengers).

British traffic again grew – although slowly – by 3pc as almost 873,000 passengers took flights. The second-biggest jump was on transatlantic routes – up by 16pc to almost 446,000 passengers.

Christine Wang and Winnie Phan at the gate ceremony for the inaugural flight from Dublin to Hong Kong, June 2, 2018

The introduction of direct flights to Hong Kong and Beijing was reflected in the figures, with other international traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific region, growing by almost 28pc (just shy of 92,000).

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The number of passengers on domestic flights grew by 45pc in June, with almost 12,000 passengers taking flights within the Republic of Ireland last month. More than 14.7m passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in the first six months of the year, a 6pc increase on the same period last year.

Almost 855,000 additional passengers have been welcomed at Dublin Airport in the first six months of the year, representing a 6pc increase on the same period last year. And more than 752,000 passengers chose Dublin Airport as a gateway to connect onward between January and June (up 15pc).

 

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