Over 8.3m passengers use Dublin Airport in first four months of the year

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  • April 2.5m passengers – up 12pc
  • March 2.2m passengers – up 2pc,
  • February 1.8m passengers – up 4pc
  • January 1.9m passengers – up 9pc

A record 2.5 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in April, a 12pc increase on the same period last year, and bringing this year’s total count to 8.4m passengers. The 7pc overall increase in the first four months, if maintained, would give the airport just shy of 30m passengers in total for the year.

Kevin Toland of Dublin Airport

Kevin Toland of Dublin Airport

 

But last month’s performance was boosted by the timing of Easter, with passenger volumes to and from Continental Europe increasing by 13pc. Almost 1.3m passengers travelled on this route sector in April. Meanwhile, British traffic increased by 5pc as almost 851,000 passengers travelled to and from Britain last month.

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Transatlantic passenger volumes grew the most (34pc) with almost 263,000 passengers travelling to and from North America in April. Other international traffic, predominantly to the Middle East, increased by 20pc with over 69,000 passengers travelling to and from these destinations in April. Domestic traffic rose by 16pc with almost 8,700 passengers travelling on domestic routes in April.

The number of passengers using Dublin Airport as a hub to connect to another destination increased by 52pc with more than 130,000 passengers connecting through Dublin Airport last month.

Almost 8.4m passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first four months of this year, which is a 7pc increase over the same period last year. Airport operator DAA said the airport said it has already welcomed almost 528,000 additional passengers so far this year.

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