- 2.1m in January
- On course for 33m passengers in 2019
- Transfer passengers up 22pc
Dublin airport reported 2.1m in January, up 5pc and the first January in the airport’s 79-year history that passenger numbers have surpassed two million.
If the 5pc growth rate persists through the year the passenger figure for 2019 will be 33,070,281. Summer capacity at Dublin airport is up by 4.4pc, which would bring figures in at a slightly lower 32,881,308.
January figures show:
- Europe up 8pc to 1m
- Britain flat at 745,000
- North America up 14pc to 211,000
- Middle East, North Africa and the Pacific Asia region up 4c to 85,000.
- Domestic up 1pc to 6,000
- Transfer passengers up 22pc to 108,000 (double-counted, real figure 54,000).
Dublin Airport how has 21 new scheduled routes/services to 14 short haul and seven long haul destinations with services from three new airlines, TAP will operate a 14 times weekly summer service to Lisbon, Air Baltic 4w to Riga and Sun Express weekly to Izmir in Turkey.
Dublin Airport has flights to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries, operated by 56 airlines and is the 11th busiest airport in the European Union.
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